Mazdak Zarafshan and Bektash Abtin Released on the Bail

Posted on: 13th January, 2017
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Bektash Abtin

HRANA News Agency – On December 4, Mazdak Zarafshan and Bektash Abtin who had been arrested during the anniversary of the victims of serial murders, were released on the bail.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on December 4, Mazdak Zarafshan and Bektash Abtin were released on the bail.

It is worth mentioning that during the anniversary of Mohammad Mokhtari and Mohammadjafar Poyandeh, the victims of serial murders, at least 6 people were arrested and some of them were beaten and threatened. The detainees were released later. On November 3, 2016, HRANA had reported that Mazdak Zarafshan while trying to stop the onslaught of the security men to Ms. Fatima Sarhaddizade, 75, was beaten and arrested along with at least five other civilians named Bektash Abtin, Mohammad Mehdi Pour, Mazdak Zarafshan, Nasser Zarafshan and Reza Akvanian.

Nasser Zarafshan and Reza Akvanian were released hours later and Mohammad Mehdi Pour was released on December 3.

One of those present at the anniversary on November 3, explained to HRANA’s reporter: “Mazdak Zarafshan was severely beaten by the security guards so that they laid him on the floor and 7-8 guards brutally beat him while arresting him. His face and head was bleeding. ”

Another participant in this regard told HRANA’s reporter: “A large number of plainclothes officers with different coatings attended the crowd who were waiting behind the doors of Taher shrine in Karaj, the point was that most of these were armed. They had a photo album to identify and stormed to the audience suddenly and took one of them. Also, if someone had a mobile phone in his hand, they confiscated their cell phone.”

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