Iran releases dozens of suspect rioters on bail
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.7
By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend:
Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dowlatabadi has said that 70 suspect rioters have been released on bail after interrogation over the past 48 hours, Mizan news agency reported.
Media reports suggest that security officials have detained at least 1000 rioters during the last week’s unrests in Iran.
Iran saw turmoil and political unrests in several cities across the country which eventually took the lives of at least 21, including the law enforcement forces.
The unrests began after some groups joined demonstrations to protest against high prices but the economic protests soon turned into anti-government demonstrations.
Jafari-Dowlatabadi further blamed the US for plotting the riots which were planned to overthrow the country’s political establishment within 40 days.