Media: lawyer Ahmadinejad has denied the information on detention of the former President of Iran
Official comment from Tehran at the moment didn’t arrive.
TASS, January 7. The lawyer of ex-President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Adel heydari has denied media reports about the detention of his client in support of the protests in the cities of the Islamic Republic. This was reported in the Sunday news portal Erem news.
“Information about the arrest of my client, the former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is not true,” commented heydari published in the Arab press. Official confirmation or denial from Tehran has still not been received.
Previously published in London, Gazeta pan-Arab Al-Quds Al-Arabi, citing Iranian sources said that the former President was arrested in Shiraz with the approval of the Supreme leader and the spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The reason, claimed the newspaper, were the statements of policy on anti-government protests in Tehran is considered as a call for “inciting riots”.
Writes Al-Quds Al-Arabi, the former President, speaking before protesters in Bushehr in southern Iran on Thursday, said that “some of the current officials live far from the problems of people and know nothing about the real situation in society.”