16 more people arrested in Iran with connection with market riots
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 4 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Sixteen more people have been arrested in connection with the recent riots in Iran, according to Tehran's Public Prosecutor's office, Mehr reported.
It has earlier been reported that several people have already been arrested in connection with the riots. Among them were two Europeans.
Mehr reported earlier that the two Europeans claimed they were tourists, who were photographing occurring disorders.
According to Tehran's Public Prosecutor's report, there are more people that are currently being investigated with connection to the riots.
On Monday, a USD was sold at 29, 700 rials in the morning, but sharply increased to 35,500 rials by the evening. As a result of the rapid drop, as much as 660 trillion rials in cash assets of country's citizens were lost on Monday evening.
General Secretary of Islamic Market Associations Ahmad Karimi Isfahani said yesterday that the merchants and shopkeepers were forced to close down their shops because of the protesters in the streets.
According to Tehran's Public Prosecutor's office, the detained people were buying and selling foreign currency at the market, keeping connection with their foreign partners, artifically trying to raise exchange rates.