Ahmadinejad arrested for inciting unrest

The Iranian regime headed by Ali Khamenei has reportedly arrested former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Shiraz city for inciting unrest and more demonstrations following statements he made earlier in Bushehr.

Authorities are now seeking to place Ahmadinejad under house arrest with Khamenei’s approval, the Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper added, citing “reliable sources in Tehran”.

 Ahmadinejad during a visit to Bushehr city had said that the country suffered from “mismanagement” and blamed President Hassan Rouhani for thinking the people are “ignorant”.

Rouhani and his government “believe that they own the land and that the people are an ignorant society”. The Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported the former president as saying: “Some of the current leaders live detached from the problems and concerns of the people, and do not know anything about the reality of society”.

Iran’s fifth head of the judicial system, Amole Larijani, had accused Ahmadinejad of inciting more protests, the same accusation directed at prominent Shiite cleric and politician Mehdi Karroubi and former prime minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi which also lead to their house arres

Demonstrators in Iran took to streets over a week ago after a increase in fuel prices was announced by the government. Over 80 cities and towns have been affected by the unrest, resulting in 22 deaths and more than 1,000 arrests, according to Iranian officials, AFP reported.

The international community has expressed concerns over the unrest and a United Nations session was also called on the issue.

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