The agents attacked Ms. Nassrin Sotoudeh, lawyer of political prisoners who spent the years 2010 to 2013 in prison for her defense of political prisoners, with pepper gas and threatened her with arrest. A number of the arrestees were interrogated in the Panzdah-e Khordad Police Station.

Meanwhile, elements of the suppressive forces who were being escorted by motorcycle riders from the anti-riot units fired shots into the air and clashed with the people who had come to participate in the gathering in front of the Hosseinieh of Gonabadi dervishes in Behesht-e Zahra Street of Tehran. They badly beat up with batons the arrested dervishes who were resisting getting on the Special Units’ vehicles for their transfer to prison.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

March 8, 2014