Seven arrested in connection with protests in Iran over alleged links to the UK

On Sunday, the Iranian authorities reported that they had arrested at least seven people in the Iranian province of Kerman (southeast) who were part of an “organized network” with alleged links to the United Kingdom in the context of protests in the country.

The detainees of the alleged network, called “Zagros”, are involved in “planning, directing and producing content, as well as organizing and reviving protests” in Iran, according to what was reported by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Kerman.

The social media accounts of the seven people involved, some with dual citizenship, who were trying to flee the country, according to Tehran, have been suspended, the IRNA news agency reported.

And the Iranian Revolutionary Guard confirmed, recently, that more than 300 people have been killed since the start of the protests, which is the first official balance since the movement began on the killing of Amini, who is from the Iranian Kurdish minority. The figure is lower than that given by the Iranian NGO Human Rights, which reports more than 400 deaths due to repression by security forces.

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