Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 22 More than 2,000 trouble-makers have been arrested in Tehran province over the past nine days, Irans state-run press reported on Saturday. Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 22 More than 2,000 trouble-makers have been arrested in Tehran province over the past nine days, Irans state-run press reported on Saturday.
Chief of police in Tehran province, Brigadier General Reza Zarei, was quoted as saying that the individuals had been arrested since the launch of a new crackdown on trouble-makers in the province.
Since early September, the Plan to Combat Trouble-makers has been in effect in the Iranian capital. The crackdown was recently extended by Tehrans Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, who announced that it would last until at least October 26 and may be extended once again.
Zarei said that the plan was extended to all of Tehran province since October 11 and would last for a period of one month.
The Tehran province police chief said that there had been an increase in crimes such as racketeering and loansharking, and 15 smaller plans had been launched to deal with such crimes.
Iranian officials often refer to millions of unemployed young men, who are largely beset by frustration and despair, as trouble-makers.