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Iran Says Dozens of Foreigners Among Protesters Jailed in Unrest

Fires on a street during protests in Tehran, on Oct. 8.

Fires on a street during protests in Tehran, on Oct. 8.

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Iran’s judiciary said 40 foreign nationals are among thousands of people arrested for taking part in anti-government protests that have gripped the country for more than two months. 

The overall number of indictments issued for people detained during the unrest has surged to 2,432, including 1,118 in Tehran, Massoud Setayeshi, spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, said in a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday.