Iran arrests seven opposition activists
Iranian authorities have arrested seven opposition activists in the wake of the post-election violence that spread following the disputed June 12 presidential election, official IRNA news agency reported. Ali Eftekari, deputy prosecutor in the northern province of Qazvin told AFP, “These people profited from the troubles after the June 12 presidential election to provoke people and wage their counter-revolutionary activities.”
“These young people had links with the hypocrites based in Iraq,” he added referring to the Iraqi-based People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI), an Islamic socialist organization that advocates overthrowing the Iranian government. Eftekari said the arrested men played major roles in the unrest in Tehran and provoked people to join them in demonstration Qazvin.