Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 11
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Some young reformist activists have been arrested in the capital city of Tehran during the rallies of the 35th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran's Green Voice news portal reported on Feb. 11.
Some other websites which are close to the reformists have confirmed the report, without unveiling any detail about the number of the arrested people and reason of the detention.
The arrested young peoples were carrying images of ex-president Mohammad Khatami, Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and President Hassan Rouhani as well as images of Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the report said.
The reformist blogger and publisher Mehdi Khazali wrote on his Facebook that security forces arrested young people who were wearing green shirts. Green is a color symbol for the Iranian opposition movement.
Seven members of the Saraye Ahle Ghalam (Association of Writers) are among the arrested people, he added.
The anniversary of the Revolution victory is celebrated in Iran on Feb. 11 with mass rallies.
People in Tehran and many other cities went to streets, chanting slogans in support of the Islamic revolution which put an end to the monarchy of the Pahlavi regime.
Carrying images Khomeini and Khamenei, demonstrators supporting the government re-affirmed their allegiance to the Islamic Revolution. High-ranking Iranian officials also attended the rallies.
Edited by C.N.