16 Iranians arrested for anti-government activities

Washington, Dec. 05: The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has arrested 16 persons for providing material to anti-government websites that are reportedly seeking to topple the country’s Islamic ruling system, state media reports.

The official IRNA news agency quoted a local prosecutor in southeast Iran, Ahmad Ghorbani, as saying that all 16 activists are facing charges of cooperating with Western and anti-Iran news networks, Fox News reports.

Ghorbani revealed that the confessions obtained during interrogations proved the charges against the defendants.

However, those detained were not identified and are said to have attended training sessions in Turkey and Malaysia, the report added. (ANI)