Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad reportedly arrested for inciting unrest

Share
Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad reportedly arrested for inciting unrest

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested by the Iranian authorities for reportedly inciting anti-government protests, the UK-based al-Quds al-Arabi reported Saturday.

Ahmadinejad, who served as the president of Iran from 2005 to 2013, will be placed under house arrest if Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei grants permission to the authorities to do so, according to Al Arabiya.

Ahmadinejad said: 'Some of the current leaders live detached from the problems and concerns of the people, and do not know anything about the reality of society'.

Iran's fifth head of the judicial system, Amole Larijani, had accused Ahmadinejad of inciting more protests, the same accusation directed at prominent Shia cleric and politician Mehdi Karroubi and former prime minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi which also lead to their house arrest.

There has been widespread unrest in Iran over the last two weeks as people have taken to the streets to protest against the government after food prices rocketed.

Ahmadinejad is said to now be on house arrest, al-Quds al-Arabi reported, but wasn't confirmed by other third-party sources.

A total of 21 people have died and hundreds have been arrested since December 28 as protests over economic woes turned against the Iranian regime, with attacks on government buildings and police stations.

Ahmadinejad during a visit to Bushehr city had said that the country suffered from "mismanagement" and blamed President Hassan Rouhani for thinking the people are "ignorant".

Iran's state TV on Saturday showed pro-government rallies in several cities, starting with Amol, in the northern province of Mazandaram, with hundreds of people waving the Iranian flag and chanting slogans against the U.S. and Israel.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard have declared the protests over at this point, and indications are that the only rallies on Sunday were in support of the government and against the protesters, who the leadership have branded as US-backed.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Golden Globes 2018: Rachel Brosnahan wins for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino ( Gilmore Girls ) was picked up by Amazon for a two-season order this past April. Maisel , just won her first-ever Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy .

Nokia 6 Android Oreo beta update now rolling out in India
The original Nokia 6 was sold in Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, and Copper, as well as an Arte Black Limited Edition version. The Nokia 8 is now the only phone from the HMD bandwagon to get a stable build for Android 8.0 Oreo in India.

Google Doodle celebrates Fearless Nadia on her 110th birth anniversary
The doodle shows the sketch of Nadia in a fearless attitude with a hat on, her one hand on the hat and the other on her waist. Apart from Hunterwali , Pahadi Kanya, Diamond Queen, and Lutaru Lalna are some of the films she starred in.

Guillermo del Toro wins best director at Golden Globes
The award was presented by Ron Howard and Natalie Portman, the letter of whom cooly observed: "And here all the all-male nominees".

New Hampshire's GOP governor opposes Trump's offshore drilling expansion
California has banned offshore oil drilling in state waters, which extend from the coastline to three miles offshore. In 2017 we saw shots at the president from California Gov. "California better hold on tight", Thomas Homan said .

4 arrested for playing Pak national anthem at cricket match in Bandipora
The video went viral on April 2, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Chennai-Nashri tunnel. Sources said the police was looking for the organizers and other players involved in the incident.

Rahul Gandhi woos NRIs, calls them true representatives of nation's soft power
NRIs from 65 countries are expected to attend the meeting. "Most likely, he will hit the campaign trail after January 20". Rahul Gandhi had gone on a 15-day-trip to the United States of America during September previous year .

3 Secrets of Innovation Development by Max Polyakov
Also, the investor should never forget that even the biggest amount of invested resources doesn’t guarantee a success. One of the recent examples is the mass closing of brick-and-mortar shops in the USA because of Amazon’s popularity.

BBC editor quits China post over pay discrimination
The BBC declined to confirm the figure to The Independent , but it is understood to now be dealing with a number of complaints. A BBC editor has resigned from her post, citing pay inequality with male colleagues, a media report said on Monday.

Top Resources for NAHQ CPHQ Exam
This is why it is highly crucial that you go through the exam content outline or exam objectives before you start your study. You don’t need to buy these guides; having one of them is enough to give you all you need to prepare for your test.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.