Étiqueté : persecution


Iran’s Gonabadi Dervishes: A ‘prolonged historical previous’ of persecution

On the night of February 19, growing tension between Iranian security forces and members of the country’s Gonabadi Sufi order came to a violent head in north Tehran. Gonabadi « Dervishes » had gathered that Monday in front of Police Station 102, Pasdaran Avenue, to protest the arrest of a member of their community, Nematollah Riahi, who…

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