Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Iran

Iran Arrests Over Antigovernment Activity

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The official Islamic Republic News Agency says Iran's Revolutionary Guard has arrested 16 people on allegations they provided material to antigovernment websites.

The report quoted Ahmad Ghorbani, a prosecutor in Kerman in southeast Iran, as saying the 16 are facing charges of cooperating with Western and anti-Iran news networks.

The 16 were not identified.

The report said authorities believe some of them attended training sessions in Turkey and Malaysia.

Elsewhere, a report said Iran's morality police arrested Amir Tataloo, a popular underground singer whose songs authorities consider to be inappropriate.

The “Etemad” newspaper quoted a morality police official, Masoud Zahedian, as saying: “Underground musicians must halt their activities and channel their work through legal frameworks.”

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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