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To celebrate the victory of the national football team against Wales (0-2), the Iranian regime on Monday released 709 prisoners, including some of the protesters arrested since September 16.
More than 700 prisoners have been released in Iran after his team’s victory over Wales at the World Cup in Qatar, the agency of the Judicial Authority Mizan Online announced on Monday (November 28th).
After losing to England (6-2), Iran won Friday (0-2) against Wales, and is due to meet the United States on Tuesday.
“Following a special order from the head of the Judicial Authority after the victory of the national football team […] against that of Wales, 709 detainees were released from different prisons in the country,” the agency said.
Among them are “some people arrested during the recent events”, she added without giving further details.
By “events,” the agency is referring to protests sparked by the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd who died after she was arrested by vice police for allegedly breaking the dress code. strict of the Islamic Republic.
Tehran, which sees most of these demonstrations as “riots”, notably accuses foreign forces of being behind this movement to seek to destabilize the Islamic Republic.
Authorities have reported thousands of people arrested in connection with the protests, with the judiciary saying they have charged more than 2,000.
Human rights organizations abroad report a much higher number of arrests.
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