MOSCOW (Sputnik) – About 3,700 people have been detained during the protests in Iran since late December 2017, country’s lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeghi said on Tuesday.
“Taking into account the fact that people were detained by various security bodies, it is impossible to name the exact number [of detainees],” Sadeghi told the ICANA news agency, adding that some 3,700 people had been detained.
Several major cities in Iran, including Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Rasht, have been engulfed in anti-government protests since December 28, 2017. People have taken to the streets to protest against unemployment, poverty, and the rising cost of living, as well as policies of the country’s government.
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