Reza Kosari in Extended Detention by Ministry of Intelligence in Mashhad

Reza Kosari in Extended Detention by Ministry of Intelligence in Mashhad

Reza Kosari, a Mashhad resident, has been detained for over four months at the Ministry of Intelligence’s detention center in Mashhad without a definitive legal status.

According to HRANA, Kosari was apprehended by intelligence agents in Mashhad in February 2024 and placed in solitary confinement. Since his arrest, he has managed only two brief phone calls and one face-to-face visit with his family.

A source close to Kosari’s family relayed to HRANA, “Mr. Kosari, a pharmacist with several pharmacies in Mashhad, had his premises searched by intelligence agents in January this year, allegedly for hoarding medication. His case was subsequently referred to a public court where he received a 30 million tomans fine for possession of some prohibited medications. It appears, however, that his arrest might be more connected to his support for political prisoners and for families of victims and the injured from the nationwide protests of 2022.”

Up to now, the specific accusations against Kosari remain undisclosed.

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