Iran: Regime says 40 foreigners abducted for supposed involvement in protests

Source: Reuters

“Iran, which has blamed ‘foreign adversaries’ for protests sparked by the death of a woman in morality police custody, said on Tuesday 40 foreign nationals had been [abducted by regime thugs] for their role in the unrest. The Islamic Republic has been gripped by nationwide protests since the [police murder] of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in morality police custody on Sept. 16 after she was arrested for wearing clothes deemed ‘inappropriate.’ … Tehran has blamed foreign enemies and their agents for orchestrating the protests, which have turned into a popular revolt by Iranians from all layers of society, posing one of the boldest challenges to the clerical rulers since the 1979 revolution.” (11/22/22)