Four Detained Civil Activists Transferred to Central Prison of Tabriz

Posted on: 16th July, 2015
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HRANA News Agency – Four civil rights activists in Tabriz, who were arrested by the security forces on Friday on the “Quds Day” protests, were transferred to the Tabriz Central Prison, after a bail with the amount of 50 million Tomans was determined for each of them.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on Sunday 12th July, Rasoul Razavi, Hossein Rakhshani Kia, and Sevindik Lotfi were transferred to the quarantine of Tabriz Central Prison and so far there is no information on the identity of the fourth person. These activists are expected to be released temporarily in the coming days after securing the bails.

According to the reports, these activists were held in the detention of security and intelligence department of security police in Tabriz and had been interrogated there. Rasoul Razavi, one of the detainees had been arrested before in 2013, following his civil activities, and charged with propaganda against the regime and was sentenced to one year imprisonment.

On Friday 10th July, civil activists in Tabriz holding placards and banners during the “Quds Day” demonstration expressed their support for China’s Uighur Turk Muslims. Also in a similar protest in the city of Ahar, with the involvement of the security forces Ebrahim Noori and Milad Azimi, two civil activists, had been detained and interrogated for hours.