Iran blocks 'illegal' rally at ancient king's tomb

Iran blocks 'illegal' rally at ancient king's tombIranian authorities on Sunday prevented an “illegal gathering” at the tomb of ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great and arrested a number of suspects, local media reported. The Mizanonline news website said the intelligence ministry had identified members of “a counter-revolutionary group which had wanted to organise an illegal gathering under the pretext of celebrating Cyrus”. Authorities in Iran last October arrested several organisers of a rally at the same site.

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