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Iran dervishes protest prisoner treatment, media blackout

Iranian Gonabadi dervishes have taken to the streets to protest the treatment of prisoners, claiming a the media blackout on their plight.
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Iran's Gonabadi dervishes held a protest on Sept. 28 against what they claim is the poor treatment of dervish political prisoners and a “news boycott” by domestic media.

According to Mazjooban Noor, a website dedicated to publishing news about the Gonabadi dervishes, at least 1,000 people joined the protest outside of the Ministry of Justice building in Tehran. The protesters stood side by side and locked hands in what was described as a peaceful gathering.

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