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Iran: Crackdown on Dervish Minority

(Beirut) – Iranian authorities arrested over 300 members of the minority Dervish Muslim community in late February 2018 after police forcibly tried to break up a protest. The events in February stemmed from what appears to be an intensified crackdown on the Dervish minority, including likely ramped-up surveillance of the group’s leader. Expand Police Forces at the scene of the clashes, Tehran, Iran February 19,2018.  © 2018 Majzooban-e-Noor The ensuing clashes left dozens of people injured and at least three police officers and one Basij member dead. One arrested protester died in custody…

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