A group of Sunni and Shia youth in the city called a protest rally on Friday after the arrest of a leading Sunni cleric in Taybad, northeastern Iran.
Abdolnaser Ghaderi (Qaderi) was arrested on Tuesday after being summoned by local intelligence services, but there is no information on his whereabouts.
In addition to Taybad, a group of Sunni citizens from the southeastern city of Zahedan and northern Golestan state also called a rally on Friday in support of Zahedan’s outspoken imams Mouravi Abdulhamid and Mouravi Gargizi and Gaderi.
Details about the reasons behind Mowlavi Abdolnaser’s arrest have not been made public, but some sources say the Sunni cleric was summoned after apparently organizing the release of the statement last week.
In a statement, Taybad’s group of religious leaders said the Iranian uprising was due to “oppression and discrimination, inequality and injustice, embezzlement, and overwhelming political and economic pressure at various levels.” Stated.
Taibad’s Sunni religious leaders also condemned the suppression and execution of protesters and called for the release of political prisoners, including academics, journalists and students.
In the past few weeks, several Sunni imams have been summoned by the Shiite clerical regime and arrested for expressing support for the people.
On December 12, Saifullah Hosseini, a Sunni cleric and imam of Javanrud in western Kermanshah, was arrested by government forces and taken to an unknown location.