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IRGC comander in Qom sacked following anti-regime protests

Gholam Reza Ahmadi, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard militia in the religious city of Qom, was sacked on Sunday, two months after a controversial protest by hardline clerics who threatened to kill Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Hossein Taybi Farr, commander of the Imam al-Sadiq Brigade, the religious clergy of the Revolutionary Guard, has also been expelled.

Farr was among those who spoke at the protest rally on August 16 in Qom against joining the Financial Action Tasking Force (FATF), the global anti-money laundering body.

Anti-regime demonstrations broke out in Qom, Iran's religious center, in August. The IRGC denied any involvement in the clergy protests.

In October, the head of a student military brigade in Qom, Hossien Tayyevifar, was fired and replaced after allowing a protest against Rouhani to take place at the seminary where the students study.
Last Modified: Wednesday، 17 October 2018 12:46 AM