Tehran Prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi told worshippers in Tehran’s Friday Mass Prayers that the “leaders of sedition” will be prosecuted and the charges against them are very heavy.
Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported the arrest of “seven al-Qaeda members” in Sardasht, in the north east of Iran. IRNA quotes a knowledgeable source saying that these seven individuals were involved in “propaganda activities to promote Wahhabism and creating divisions between Shiites and Sunnis.”
Iranian intelligence minister, Heydar Salehi accused the opposition of making detailed plans to eliminate religion from Iran. In Qom’s Feizieh Seminary School, Moslehi referred to a “moving document” which delineates the “overthrow of religion in Iran.”
A group of prominent members of the Iranian film community visited the head of judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani to express their concern about the heavy prison terms that were recently handed to their two colleagues, filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof.
Iranian jailed lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh was tried for the charge of “failure to adhere to the Islamic dress code (hijab)” and sentenced to five days in prison after she protested to the court proceedings.
Iran announced that the two detained German nationals in Iran have met with their families in Tabriz. The spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, Ramin Mehmnparast told reporters in a press conference that last night the two German journalists met with their kin at Tabriz prison. He maintained that the German foreign minister had contacted Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi several times and finally their request for this visit was accepted.