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Iran puts protesters in Germany under surveillance

Report Source: Radio Zamaneh

According to German television, Islamic Republic of Iran officials have put election protesters in Germany under surveillance.

Iranian protests in Cologne

ARD television programme, Panorama quoted Manfred Mörk, deputy chief of German Intelligence Service saying: "We are aware that Iran's secret services have sent their agents amongst the Iranian demonstrators." He added: "We have evidence that these people have filmed the demonstrators and are trying to identify the protesters."

The interview with Mr. Mörk will be broadcast today on German television.

Panorama also cited Iranian opposition and sources at the Iranian Embassy informing them that Islamic Republic officials have made threatening calls and also arrested some Iranians who had traveled to Iran to visit their family.

According to Panorama German foreign ministry has said that Iran has often urged their ministry to put restrictions on Iranian residents in Germany for expressing their opinions.

Alireza Sheikh-attar, Iran's ambassador to Germany denied these statements. The embassy has not responded to reporters requesting interviews.

Iran's June presidential election which the opposition claims was rigged to secure Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory, resulted in nationwide protests in Iran. These protests were echoed in several countries across the world including Germany where Iranian exiles staged mass protests to express their solidarity with the election protesters who have been under severe attack by government forces in over three months.

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