At least one German was arrested in Iran in connection with the protests. Iran says it has arrested nine foreign nationals.

Iran says it has arrested nine foreign nationals in connection with protests following the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini. According to the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence on Friday, at least one German is among them. The nationals from Germany, Poland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and other countries were arrested “on the spot” or were “involved in the unrest”.

Amini was arrested by the moral police in Tehran two and a half weeks ago, apparently because she had not worn the Islamic headscarf in accordance with the rules. According to activists, she is said to have been beaten by the police and later died in hospital as a result. Since then there have been repeated protests in Iran, against which the security forces have taken violent action. According to activists, at least 83 people have already died. The Iranian news agency Fars, on the other hand, reported around 60 deaths.