Germany’s Foreign Ministry is calling on German citizens to leave Iran immediately, citing “concrete risk of being arbitrarily arrested, interrogated and sentenced to long prison terms.”
"Above all, dual nationals who have Iranian as well as German citizenship are at risk," Germany's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on November 3.
The warning comes amid nationwide protests against Iran’s clerical establishment that have gripped Iran since the September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of Tehran’s morality police.
Security services have unleashed a fierce crackdown on the mainly peaceful protests, killing at least 277 people, including more than 40 children. Several thousand people have been arrested.
There have been "clashes with security forces" during the widespread protests, and "police and security forces use violence against demonstrators," the German statement said, noting” "there are dead and injured."
"Arbitrary arrests are made in the vicinity of demonstrations, including uninvolved foreign nationals. Extensive restrictions on communication services can be observed (especially mobile Internet, Instagram, WhatsApp, VPNs) and are expected to continue."