Iranian paper says journalist, activists detained at protest

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian newspaper says one of its reporters was detained by police earlier this week while she was covering a protest marking International Workers' Day, in which dozens of labor activists were also arrested.

The pro-reform Shargh newspaper said Saturday that Marzieh Amiri was detained at a demonstration outside the Iranian parliament in Tehran. It said authorities detained some 30 protesting workers including two workers' leaders, Reza Shahabi and Hassan Saeedi.

The semi-official Mehr news agency reports the detainees will be released soon, citing general prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri.

Over the past two years, Iran has seen occasional protests over its worsening economy. In 2018, the Trump administration re-imposed economic sanctions on Iran after pulling out from 2015 nuclear deal.

Nationwide protests in 2017 led to 25 deaths.

People also read these

Cyprus leaders still 'far apart' on peace summit:...

May 25, 2017

Cyprus rival leaders still 'far apart' on holding peace summit next month, UN envoy says

Police: 305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus on 2...

Sep 10, 2017

Cyprus police say a 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving one of a pair of boats...

The Latest: Turkey stops hundreds of Syrians on...

Sep 10, 2017

Turkish authorities say they stopped 313 migrants on the Black Sea attempting to reach Balkan...

Turkish Cypriots split over Islam's rise in...

Nov 14, 2017

A resurgence of Islam in breakaway northern Cyprus has some Turkish Cypriots fearing that their...

Cyprus party refuses to back candidate in...

Jan 30, 2018

Leaders of a Cyprus political party aren't supporting either the incumbent or his leftist...

About Us

Get a quick look at what’s happening in the world today with in-depth analysis on international news, politics, business and technology, only in Central News Today.

Contact us: sales[at]centralnewstoday.com

Subscribe Now!