Iran says nine nationals of European countries detained for role in unrest

A police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police", in Tehran, Iran September 19, 2022. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File Photo

DUBAI, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Iranian security forces have arrested nine people from Germany, Poland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and other countries for their role in the protests against the death of a young woman in police custody, the Intelligence Ministry said on Friday.

The nine unidentified persons were detained "during the riots or while plotting in the background", the ministry said in a statement carried by Iranian media.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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