Widespread arrests of Mojahedin in Tehran and other cities

Following growing social uprisings and popular protests, the Guards Corps and Intelligence Ministry agents have arrested a large number of ex-political prisoners, Mojahedin supporters and their families in different parts of the country, especially in Tehran and in Isfahan, Gilan, Kermanshah and Markazi (Central) provinces, the Mojahedin Command Headquarters inside Iran reported.

The Guards Corps announced today a group "involved in the turmoil in Najafabad," has been arrested and "a number of government officials have been fired... Several people were arrested for setting the vehicle of a government official on fire..."

The state television announced today that several Mojahedin were arrested near the town of Delijan as they were returning from Isfahan. Those arrested had gone to the city to take part in a protest demonstration. The daily Jomhouri-Islami published a similar report this morning.

A deputy said in the Majlis yesterday that the Mojahedin and Montazeri's supporters used knives to attack the regime's officials. The Majlis Speaker announced the same day that the Mojahedin's conspiracies "are not confined to Isfahan, but are unpatriotic actions and against national security."

In recent weeks, Tehran, Shiraz, Mashhad, Kermanshah, Ahwaz, Qazvin, Dezful, Bandar Abbas, Oroumieh, Rasht, Karaj, Meshkin-Shahr and Anzali have been the scenes of uprisings and protest actions, students' demonstrations and workers' strikes.

The Iranian Resistance draws the attention of the world community to escalating suppression and increasing arrests and calls on international human rights bodies to intervene immediately to save the lives of those arrested.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 18, 1998

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