On October 13, 2022, security forces arrested writer and painter Mehdi Bahman at his house in Tehran and jailed him in Ward 209 of Evin Prison.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Iranian painter and writer Mehdi Bahman was arrested by security forces.
An informed source close to Bahman’s family told HRANA, “At 1 a.m., the security forces arrested him at his house for his support of the nationwide protests. In a short call to his family, he said he was held in Ward 209 of Evin Prison.”
Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, thousands of people, including journalists, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.