Tehran — Iranian authorities crackdown on dissent andA journalist who reportedly interviewed the family of a convicted death row inmate in connection with the protests, and a celebrity whose recipe choice was likely seen as a veiled jab against the hardline Islamic regime. Chef’s arrests continue.
14 Iranians sentenced to death in connection with unrest caused bySeptember 16th. A 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish man has been arrested by Tehran’s morality police on suspicion of violating the Islamic Republic’s dress code for women.
“Mehdi Beikoguli, head of political services at Etemad Daily, was arrested last night,” the newspaper said on its website.
In recent weeks, journalists, the latest press people have been arrestedinterviewed several families of those sentenced to death for their protests.
Two 23-year-old menIn connection with the demonstrations Iranian authorities have called “riots”. Twelve others were sentenced to hang, according to an AFP tally based on official statements. Half are awaiting trial.
Foreign-based rights groups and activists say dozens more protesters face capital punishment.
Iran’s top security agency reported last month that more than 200 people, including members of the security forces, have been killed since the protests began, but rights groups have outnumbered the deaths. reporting prosecution.
Iranian authorities have also detained Nabab Ebrahimi, a prominent chef and Instagram influencer known for videos promoting Persian cuisine, human rights groups and advocates said Thursday.
Ebrahimi was arrested in Tehran on Wednesday and taken to the city’s notorious Evin Prison, Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) said.
The reason for Ebrahimi’s arrest was not disclosed. Nearly 2.7 million followers on Instagram enjoyed a well-crafted video showing how to make a classic Persian dish.
However, social media users said the arrest coincided with Iranian officials posting a recipe for making Persian cutlets on a day marking the third anniversary of the killing by US Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani.
Some Iranians who opposed the regime have made a habit of posting images of cutlets on the anniversary of his death.
“Chef and influencer Nabab Ebrahimi has been arrested in Tehran. Social media users speculate that his arrest over cutlets has something to do with his Instagram story,” said the New York-based company. Iran’s Center for Human Rights said.
Iranian filmmaker and photographer Nick Yousefi, who was arrested in October as part of the crackdown and then released, also tweeted that Ebrahimi was arrested and his cafe in Tehran, Noj, was closed. .
As Iranian officials organized a commemorative event to commemorate Soleimani’s death on Wednesday, opponents shared images of people burning his image on banners.
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