Tehran, Iran, Sep. 07 – Iran’s State Security Forces have
started a 20-day-long crackdown on “trouble-makers”, Iran’s state-run press, quoting the
country’s judiciary spokesman, reported on Wednesday.
“This plan which was prepared by the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office will take
place for a period of 20 days by the appropriate organs, including the
State Security Forces, the [Ministry of] Intelligence [and Security
(MOIS)], the Revolutionary Guards, and the Bassij”,
Jamal Karimi-Rad, the judiciary spokesman and
Iran’s newly-installed Minister of Justice, said.
“In the process of carrying out this plan, individuals who for whatever
reason do not adhere to the law and regulations and commit a crime which
disrupts public peace will be dealt with”, Karimi-Rad
The minister added that all 18 of Tehran’s justice chambers have a
special interrogator for handling “special national security” cases.
Karimi-Rad went on to say that the new plan had
been launched to coincide with the new Iranian school year.
Authorities routinely refer to anti-government activists as trouble-makers.