Middle East | Detained British-Iranian woman linked to 2009 protests: Iran

Detained British-Iranian woman linked to 2009 protests: Iran

June 25, 2016 7:54 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

An Iranian-British woman detained in Iran on charges of seeking to overthrow the government was implicated in anti-regime protests in 2009, a judicial official said.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (L) was arrested at Tehran airport in April as she prepared to return to Britain with her daughter
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (L) was arrested at Tehran airport in April as she prepared to return to Britain with her daughter

There had previously been scant information about the grounds for the arrest in April of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 37-year-old employee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

But a report from Iran’s Mizan news agency late Friday said she was implicated in mass protests against the re-election of hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009, a movement dubbed “the sedition” by the authorities.

“In 2014-2015, the intelligence service of the Revolutionary Guards in Kerman province identified and arrested members of one of the groups that during the sedition conducted activities against the security of the country by designing websites and carrying out campaigns in the media,” Yadollah Movahed, head of Kerman’s justice department, told Mizan. Read More

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