Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Conflicting Reports on Number of Arrests During Tehran Demonstrations

Tehran’s Prosecutor General Abbas Jafari Doulatabadi told reporters todays that the security forces did not arrest anyone during the street demonstrations in Tehran on Tuesday. Earlier, an opposition website, Saham News, had reported that 79 protesters were detained during the protests in Tehran. Jafari Doulatabadi also put the number of detainees during the 14 February demonstrations in Tehran at only “dozens.” Saham News had reported “hundreds” arrested during that day.

Jafari Doulatabadi also denied reports that the leaders of the opposition, Mir Hosssein Mousavi and Mehdi Karrubi, and their wives have been transferred to a prison in Tehran, although he confirmed the reports that they are under house arrest. He did not elaborate how long they will be held under house arrest, or which judicial organ has issued the order for the house arrests.


Qmars Daadras said...

That was invisible demonstrations

Mark Pyruz said...

There is some overlap between the general terms of "dozens" and "hundreds". The truth can usually be found somewhere in-between.