Ebrahim Yazdi arrested

KEY Iranian opposition figure Ebrahim Yazdi, who served as foreign minister at the start of the 1979 Islamic revolution, has been arrested.

Yazdi, secretary general of the outlawed but tolerated Iran Freedom Movement, “was arrested at home and taken to an unknown place early Monday morning by security agents,” according to the Rahesabz website.

“He was summoned to an intelligence ministry office (last) Monday but did not go.”

The arrest came as Iranian state television said that more than 15 people were killed in riots which rocked Tehran yesterday.

More than 10 of the dead were members of “anti-revolutionary terrorist” groups, the state television website said.

The other five who died during Sunday’s fierce clashes in the Iranian capital were killed by “terrorist groups,” the report said, without elaborating.

To read more visit: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/iranian-reform-leader-yazdi-arrested-as-riots-toll-hits-15/story-e6frg6so-1225814208018

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