No Information On Fourteen Protesters Arrested Last Week In Iran

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Fourteen people arrested for protesting the January 8 downing of a passenger plane by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, are detained at an unknown location and there is no news about their well-being. Five of the detainees are women. The arrests took place in Amol, northern Iran on January 11, when protests started in several cities.Iranian website Zaytoon reports that after four days families have no information about their whereabouts and the Revolutionary Guard refuse to provide information. Zaytoon reports that the local judicial investigator, Rahim Rostami had insulted the families of the fourteen detainees and has refused to provide any information. The arrests took place when citizens gathered outside the local headquarters of the Revolutionary Guard to protest the plane incident and dozens were arrested.