Heavy Clashes between the Police and Gonabadi Dervishes

Posted on: April 25th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – The gathering of a number of Gonabadi dervishes in northern Tehran was dragged into clashes with police and violence. According to official statistics, at least three policemen were killed during the clashes and some others were wounded on both sides. On the other hand at least 60 Gonabadi protesters were arrested.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), after the arrest of one of the Gonabadi dervishes named “Nematullah Riahi”, a group of Gonabadi dervishes gathered in front of the police station. The protesting dervishes demanded Mr. Riahi’s unconditional release. (more…)