From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Latest update: Safety & security section (Political situation)

Presidential elections will take place on 19 May 2017, with a possible subsequent second round of voting a week later. While the Majles (Parliament) elections passed peacefully in February 2016, demonstrations are typically heavily policed, with security forces deployed in large numbers.

There have been reports that protestors have previously been taken into custody. You should stay away from demonstrations, rallies, large crowds and areas where police and security forces are deployed. International news events can sometimes trigger anti-western demonstrations and western diplomatic missions have been the focus for previous protests.

There is the potential for protests or demonstrations to occur on Fridays after prayers. If you are unable to leave the immediate vicinity quickly, you should find a place of safety off the street, preferably indoors.

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