During the protests in Ardabil recently, dozens of protestors were arrested. HRANA has identified 29 individuals arrested.
Security forces also arrest many school students. According to an informed source, on October 16, over 250 school students were arrested and transferred to Ardabil Correctional Center. For the release of many students, the judicial authorities have granted 100 to 200 million tomans bails.
This source told HRANA that, last Wednesday, the local authorities forcefully took several school students to a planned pro-government rally. The students, however, resisted and chanted anti-regime slogans during the demonstration. In revenge, security forces attacked and beat many students. Many have been injured, of which two students were hospitalized.
Another source told HRANA that there are currently 200 protestors jailed in Ardabil Central Prison. One hundred fifty people have been released on bail.