In the past two days, the Iranian ciities of Sanandaj and Mashhad have seen widespread arrests involving 220 people.
The Kordpa website reports that the Intelligence Ministry in Sanandaj arrested 35 people gathered at a house in Hassanabad, a Sanandaj suburb.
The identities of the detainees have not been announced yet, and the charges against them remain unknown.
Meanwhile, the Mokerian news agency reported that last week more than 20 members of the Chelchameh Mountain Climbing Club were arrested by Sanandaj security forces as they returned from a climbing trip.
Yesterday, the Fars news agency reported that the head of the Mashhad security forces announced the arrest of 185 individuals as part of a plan to promote security across the city through monthly police raids and undercover action.
The head of Iran’s security forces, Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam, said yesterday that the past year has been the “safest” year in Iran’s history.
The statement comes following a marked increase in reports of murder and rape in recent months. Government officials have called on the judiciary to take tougher measures in dealing with criminals.