Jan 5, 2018, 9:53 AM
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Iranian Sunni cleric: Protests, criticisms should be within law

Gorgan, Jan 5, IRNA – The Friday prayers leader of an Iranian predominantly Sunni city said that any criticism of economic hardships should be conveyed within a lawful framework, and that damaging the public property and security is not acceptable.

'There are economic challenges in many countries, and they are not specific to Iran, but any protest or criticism should be voiced in a correct and wise manner and in full accordance with the law,' Akhound Abdul Rahman Kor told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Thursday evening.

The instructor at Qoba Seminary said, 'If the public property and resources, and national security are damaged, it cannot be called a protest or criticism.'

'We should refrain from laying the grounds for enemies of the revolution and the establishment to hit the revolution.'

'People should stay prudent, as the enemies are looking for opportunities to hurt the revolution,' the Sunni cleric said.

Bandar Torkaman, with a predominantly Sunni Muslim and Torkaman population, lies in northeastern Golestan Province.

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