Three Individuals Arrested in Abhar

During the arrests in recent days related to the protests in Iran, security forces arrested three residents of Abhar, Saeedeh Moradi, Ali Maghsoudi and Alireza Razavi and took them to Zanjan Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on September 29, 2022, Saeedeh Moradi, Ali Maghsoudi and Alireza Razavi were arrested in Abhar, Zanjan Province.

On September 17, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, died at a hospital after the Moral Police arrested her for improper hejab. Since September 23, demonstrations were held in at least 85 cities and 18 universities across 29 provinces, and are still ongoing, as many have been arrested, injured, or killed.

Iranian Soccer Player Hossein Mahini Arrested

On September 29, 2022,  instigating unrest, Iranian soccer player Hossein Mahini was arrested as most celebrities who have supported the recent protests in Iran.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, On September 29, 2022, Hossein Mahini, Iranian athlete and former player of Iran’s national soccer team was arrested.

Mahini had expressed support for Iran’s protests on social media.

Woman Arrested for Cutting her Hair in Protest 

On September 29, a young woman who cut her hair in protest against the compulsory hejab in Yasuj was attacked and arrested by the security forces.

An informed source told HRANA that the woman had cut her hair, as it is done these days, in protest against compulsory hejab in public. Then, the agents shot at her direction, arrested her, and took her to an unidentified location.

HRANA is working on identifying the woman and obtaining information about her whereabouts.

Since the start of the nationwide protests in Iran, many have cut their hair or burnt their headscarves in protest against the government’s actions.

On September 17, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, died at a hospital after the Moral Police arrested her for improper hejab. Since September 23, demonstrations were held in at least 85 cities and 18 universities across 29 provinces, and are still ongoing, as many have been arrested, injured, or killed.

Songwriter Mona Borzooi Arrested

On September 28, 2022, security forces arrested poet and songwriter Mona Borzooi.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on September 28, 2022, Mona Borzooi was arrested. This was due to the latest poem she wrote in support of Mahsa Amini and the Iranian protests.

Borzooi’s career, as a songwriter, kicked off in 2003 with the lyric “My Tear”. She has written plenty of lyrics for famous Iranian popular singers.

Journalist Elaheh Mohammadi Arrested

On September 29, 2022, security forces arrested Elaheh Mohammadi, a reporter for the daily newspaper Hammihan.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on September 29, 2022, following the arrests of journalists, newspaper reporter Elaheh Mohammadi was also arrested.

Mohammadi’s lawyer, Mohammad Ali Kamfiroozi broke the news on his page on social media, saying that the intelligence agents summoned and arrested her while she was on the way to the Ministry of Intelligence office. As a reporter, Mohammdi had gone to Saqqez and made a report on Mahsa Amini’s funeral.

On September 17, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, died at a hospital after the Moral Police arrested her for improper hejab. Since September 23, demonstrations were held in at least 85 cities and 18 universities across 29 provinces, and are still ongoing, as many have been arrested, injured, or killed.

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Report on Yasin Jamalzadeh’s Murder during Nationwide Protests

On September 21, 2022, Yasin Jamalzadeh was shot dead by the military during the protests in Rezvanshahr which was held after the death of Mahsa Amini. HRANA has obtained more details about this case.

Yasin Jamalzadeh, age 28, was a father of twin girls and a resident of Masal County, Gilan Province. He was shot in the chest and died on the spot.

An informed source told HRANA that Yasin Jamalzadeh’s family has been under pressure from the government to not speak about him with the media.

The video at the end of this report shows Jamalzadeh’s final moment.

On September 17, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, died at a hospital after the Moral Police arrested her for improper hejab. Since September 23, demonstrations were held in at least 85 cities and 18 universities across 29 provinces, and are still ongoing, as many have been arrested, injured, or killed.

 

 

Thousands Arrested in Iran  While Nationwide Protests Continue for the Eleventh Day

On September 27, 2022, nationwide protests following Mahsa Amini’s death continued in several cities including Sanandaj, Tehran, Kermanshah, and Chabahar. Protestors chanted slogans such as “Woman, Life, Freedom”, and “Death to the Dictator.”

For the second consecutive day, the students of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tabriz went on strike and gathered on campus to protest the students’.

The global backlash against Mahsa Amini’s death and support for the Iranian protests is growing, while the hashtag Mahsa Amini (مهسا_امینی#) was used over 100 million times on Twitter.

It is estimated that thousands have been arrested. Although the exact numbers are still unknown, HRANA has identified 144 individuals so far.

An informed source told HRANA that several protestors in Tehran are kept in Ward 209 of Evin Prison. Some of the women were transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin city and some men to Great Tehran Penitentiary.

According to Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 20 journalists have also been arrested since the beginning of the protests.

At least 450 individuals have been arrested in Sari, 180 in Gonbad-e Kavus, 155 in Semnan Province, and 180 in Ilam Province. HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, is still working on fact-checking and reviewing these reports independently.

Anti-riot police and security forces have fired directly at the crowd of protestors, according to eyewitnesses.

HRANA has obtained the identity of 54 individuals killed during the protests, of which several have been verified.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) has reported 41 deaths and Iran Human Rights Organization has reported 76 so far.

Large-scale internet and mobile phone disruptions and outages have been reported and platforms such as Whatsapp and Instagram are restricted.

Below is a link to the compilation of the videos gathered on the eleventh day of protests in Iran.

 

 

Three Individuals Arrested in Behbahan

During the mass arrests in recent days in Iran, the security forces arrested Iman Parsa, Payam Jeyhooni, and Soltan Ali Mohseni in Behbahan, Khuzestan Province. The first two individuals have been jailed in the quarantine ward of Behbahan Prison and the latter at a detention facility.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Iman Parsa, Payam Jeyhooni and Soltan Ali Mohseni in Behbahan were arrested.

Also, on September 21, security forces arrested Ahmad Motasebi and took him to a detention facility of the Ministry of Intelligence.

It is estimated that thousands of people have been arrested during the nationwide protests. These protests erupted after the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died in hospital after the Moral Police arrested her for improper hejab.

Shahriar Shams Arrested While on Furlough

On September 27, 2022, political prisoner Shahriar Shams was arrested while on furlough and was taken to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on September 27, 2022, security forces arrested Shahriar Shams at his house, while he was on furlough.

During the protests 2017–2018, Shams was arrested and released ten days later on bail.

Later, the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced him to six years in prison. This verdict was reduced to four years and 45 days on appeal.

On July 5, 2020, Shams started his sentencing in Evin Prison.

Nationwide Protests in Iran Continues on Day Ten

On September 27, ten days after the death of Mahsa Amini, widespread protests continued in several cities, including Qorveh, Sanandaj, Tehran, Kermanshah, and Yazd. There were demonstrations at the universities as well, including the College of Dentistry at the University of Tabriz and Tarbiat Modares University.

In the past ten days, at least 160 demonstrations in 93 cities across 30 provinces have taken place. Also, the students of 18 universities held protests numerous times.

As the protests occurred in Iran, more domestic and international public personalities reacted to Mahsa Amini’s death and expressed their support for the Iranian people. Despite the restricted access to the Internet, popular hashtags such as Mahsa Amini (مهسا_امینی#) broke twitter’s historical record, reaching over 100 million.

So far, it is estimated that thousands have been arrested, as 450 arrests were reported only in the city of Sari. However, HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, is still working on fact-checking and reviewing the reports independently. HRANA has identified 79 individuals arrested so far.

During the protests, hundreds of protestors have been killed or injured. 

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) reported 41 deaths, of which HRANA has identified 40 so far. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), 76 protestors and security forces have been injured.

HRANA has collected and archived over 332 video footages of protests in 85 cities.
Below is a link to the compilation of the videos gathered on the tenth day of protests in Iran.