Dr Noorali Tabandeh, the head spiritual leader of the Gonabadi Sufi order in Iran with approximately 10 million followers is under house arrest. This was revealed by himself during a short video clip that he himself dates to Tuesday 6th of March 2018. In this short video recording, Mr Tabandeh sends his greeting to the Dervishes and Muslims and the people of Iran. He also states that he is in good health according to the doctors and that the Dervishes should not worry about him. But after 1 minute and 50 seconds into the video he adds:
However, I cannot leave the house but within my house I am free.
Mr Tabandeh also pleads to the Dervishes to pray for him.
According to Amadnews, and confirmed from several sources within the Security Forces, there is an actual arrest warrant for Dr Noorali Tabandeh issued from Branch 3 of the Security Court (Hosseini) at 22nd of November 2017.