Astara: Several Citizens Arrested for their Reaction to the Death of Ebrahim Raisi

Astara: Several Citizens Arrested for their Reaction to the Death of Ebrahim Raisi

The governor of Astara, Gilan Province, announced the arrest of several citizens in the city following their reaction to the death of Ebrahim Raisi, according to Mehr news agency.

The governor claimed, “A video clip was published on social media showing people in the border town of Bandar Astara celebrating the helicopter crash of Ebrahim Raisi, which hurt the feelings of the Islamic nation, families of martyrs, and people loyal to the Islamic government in this city.”

Mohammad Reza Shahabzadeh claimed that “these individuals also committed other offenses, such as burning banners of the late President, recording footage, and sharing it on dissident networks with whom they had financial transactions and interactions.”

The report does not disclose the identity, number, or whereabouts of the detained citizens.

The incident occurred on the afternoon of Sunday, May 19th, when a helicopter transporting President Raisi, along with several officials including Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, crashed in the Dizmar forest between Varzaqan and Jolfa. Official media confirmed the deaths of Raisi and his companions the following morning after the crash site and wreckage were located. Numerous citizens have since been arrested or subjected to legal proceedings for expressing their opinions on the incident, which the authorities have deemed inappropriate.

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