Indonesian citizens advised not to take part in Iran protests

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Indonesian citizens advised not to take part in Iran protests
Large demonstrations broke out in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini. (Source: Twitter @CharlizeAfrica)

Jakarta, IO – The Foreign Ministry’s director of protection of Indonesian citizens and legal entities Judha Nugraha asked Indonesian citizens (WNI) in Iran not to take part in large demonstrations over the death of Mahsa Amini, after she was detained by the theocratic state’s morality police for not wearing hijab (head scarf) properly.

“The Indonesian Embassy in Tehran appeals to all Indonesian people in Iran to exercise caution, remain vigilant, and to stay clear from being involved in any political activity,” said Judha, as reported by Antara, Friday (7/10). Judha said there are currently 397 Indonesian citizens in Iran across 14 cities, most of them are students.

“The Indonesian Embassy in Tehran continues to monitor and establish communication with all Indonesian citizens. So far, there is no information that Indonesian citizens have become victims in the demonstrations,” he said.

Given the ongoing demonstrations in the capital and other provinces, Indonesian citizens are asked to immediately contact the local authorities or the Indonesian Embassy’s hotline in case of an emergency.