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Seven days in the month of Dey; The initial brief report of the first week of protests in Iran

Posted on: 6th January, 2018
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HRANA – The Center of Statistics at Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) has published this report regarding the recent seven days of protests in Iran which occurred from December 28, 2017 to January 3, 2018.

At the time of the compilation of this report, there are still protests occurring in parts of Iran. As a result, this report does not provide the most comprehensive outlook possible of the recent protests in Iran and is solely focused on the first seven days of protests.

Regardless of the short time difference since the beginning of the protests in Iran and the compilation of this report, it should be considered that, as a result of the repressive atmosphere and a lack of free flow of information, mainly caused by the filtering of the social medias, this report has been gathered from the limited information available.

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This report provides statistical analysis –including the geographical dispersion of the protests, the number of arrests and deaths– based on official comments and reports by Iranian authorities and human rights groups.

There has been protests in all 31 provinces, spread throughout 69 counties and 71 cities, during the seven days.

The first day of protests occurred on December 28, 2017 in 3 cities. On the second day, the protests occurred in 11 cities, and the next day they spread to 28 cities. On the 31st December, the fourth day of the protests, the protests were held in 26 cities. On the January 1, 2018, the fifth day of protests, the protests were held in 27 cities and it was on this day that the Iranian authorities blocked various social media and messaging sites, including Telegram, Instagram, and WhatsApp. On Tuesday January 2nd, the protests continued in 12 cities and finally on the seventh day of the protests, January 3rd, 5 cities remained protesting.

All 20 of the top most populated cities of Iran participated in the protests.

The total population of the cities where protests occurred is at least 42 million people. However, there is no reliable statistics on the number of people who participated in the protests.

 

 Map of the dispersion of the protests throughout the seven days:

According to official statistics by the Iranian authorities, at least between 21 to 24 people were killed during the protests in the following areas: Dorud, Khomeyni Shahr, Izeh, Shahin Shahr, Tuyserkan, Kahrizsang, Ghahdarijan. The difference in number of reported deaths in Tuyserkan is due to the existing contradictory reports by the government sources. See the following:

Duroud Governor in interview with Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) (01 January 2018): 4 people were killed in recent protests in Doroud. Representative of Izeh in an interview with Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA) (01 January 2018): 2 people were killed in Izeh. Khorasan newspaper quoted Iran’s state media (02 January 2018): 3 to 6 people were killed in Tuyserkan. Young Journalists Club (YJC) (02 January 2018): a member of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed in KahrizSang city in province of Isfahan. Khorasan newspaper (02 January 2018): 3 people were killed in Shahin Shahr in Isfahan province. Fars News Agency (FNA) (02 January 2018): 6 people were killed in Ghahdarijan city in Isfahan province. YJC (02 January 2018): 2 people were killed in Khomeyni Shahr in province Isfahan.

The following Scatter map spatially portrays the areas in Iran where protesters were killed.

Out of the total of 71 cities where the protests occurred, no specific reports on the arrestees have been published by the Iranian authorities or human rights organizations. However, according to 22 statements made by the Iranian judicial authorities and 3 reports by human rights organizations, a total of 2,094 arrests have been made to this day.

This chart shows the various cities in Iran where arrests were reported.

40% of the reported arrests were announced by human rights organizations, and even though with a slight delay some of the reports have been approved or have been restated by the authorities, considering these cases, its faire to say that at least 60% of the arrests have been announced by the government officials.

54 of the individuals who were arrested are university students, and most of them are from the University of Tehran. Although the official sources have reported 90 students arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence, at the time of gathering of this report enough information and details was not available on all the case.

The following is a full list of the university students who were reportedly arrested, followed by a list of the individuals who have been detained and whose names HRAI was able to confirm:

*Note that, all the following arrests have been made between 28 December 2017 to 3 January 2018, however in some cases the exact day of arrests is unknown.

University Students

1- Nabi Tardast – Arrested on: 29 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Additional information: Student at Razi University of Kermanshah – Source Hrana

2- Peyman Geravand – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Graduated from the University of Tehran. Former student activist – Source Hrana

3- Turan Mehrban – Arrested on: 31 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Urumiyeh – Additional information: Student at Urmia University – Source Maf News

4 – Mahram Saberi – Arrested on: 31 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Sanandaj – Additional information: Student of Payame Noor University of Sanandaj – Source Maf News

5 – Loghman Veysi – Arrested on: – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Additional information: Student at Razi University of Kermanshah – Source Maf News

6 – Sina Emran – Arrested on: 02 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Former student activist. University of Tehran – Source Hrana

7 – Omid Jamshidi – Arrested on: 29 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Additional information: Student at Razi University of Kermanshah – Source Hrana

8 – Farshid Taj Miri – Arrested on: 30 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Hamedan – Additional information: Student of Hamedan – Source Hrana

9 – Soheil Aghazadeh – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Cinema student – Source Hrana

10 – Saha Mortezaiee – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Secretary of of the Student Guild Council. Tehran University – Source Hrana

11 – Mohammad Amin Osanlou – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

12 – Yasaman Mahbubi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

13 – Hesam Hosein Zadeh – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Source Hrana

14 – Tarokh Maleki – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

15 – Amin Khosravi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tarbiat Modares University – Source Hrana

16 – Ali Asadi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Amir Kabir University – Source Hrana

17 – Meysem Sharif – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student of Tabriz University – Source Hrana

18 – Negin Aramesh – Arrested on: 02 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student of University of Tehran – Source Hrana

19 – Mekaieel Gholirad – Arrested on: 02 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

20 – Sama derakhshani – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student of Allameh Tabataba’i University – Source Hrana

21 – Faeze Abdipour – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student of Allameh Tabataba’i University – Source Hrana

22 – Majid Mosafer – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student of Allameh Tabataba’i University – Source Hrana

23 – Mohammad Khani – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student of Allameh Tabataba’i University – Source Hrana

24 – Siyavash Amjadi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student of Allameh Tabataba’i University – Source Hrana

25 – Mohsen Shahsavan – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student of Allameh Tabataba’i University – Source Hrana

26 – Sina Ghaffari – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student of Allameh Tabataba’i University – Source Hrana

27 – Leyla Hosein Zadeh – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

28 – Sina Rabiee – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

29 – Mohsen Hagh Shenas – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

30 – Pedram Pazire – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Vice Chair of the Central Guild Council of the University of Tehran – Source Hrana

31 – Mohammad Mohammadiyan – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

32 – Ali Mozaffari – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

33 – Mehdi Vahabi Sani – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

34 – Soheil Movahhedan – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

35 – Arash Avari – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

36 – Danial İman – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

37 – Amir Hosein Elm Talab – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

38 – Majid Akbari – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

39 – Mohsen torabi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

40 – Kasra Nouri – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

41 – Aref Fathi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

42 – Mohsen Mir Mohseni – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

43 – Mohammad Javaheri – Arrested on: 02 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Sardasht – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

44 – Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam Riyaiee – Arrested on: 30 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student of Sharif University – Latest status: 209 Evin Prison – Source Hrana

45 – Amin Rezaiee – Arrested on: 29 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Zahedan – Additional information: Student at Zahedan University – Source Hrana

46 – Omid Arsalan Pejman – Arrested on: 29 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Zahedan – Additional information: Student at Zahedan University – Source Hrana

47 – Yasin Mirzaiee – Arrested on: 29 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Zahedan – Additional information: Student at Zahedan University – Source Hrana

48 – Mohammad Ahmadiyan Heravi – Arrested on: 31 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Former student activist. University of Tehran – Source Hrana

49 – Mohsen Hagh Shenas – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Tehran University – Source Hrana

50 – Vahid Mazhari – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Additional information: Student – Source Hrana

51 – Mohammad reza sarvari – Arrested on: 30 Dec 2017 – Place of arrest: Sabzevar – Additional information: Student of Chemical Engineering, Hakim Sabzevar University of Sabzevar – Source Hrana

52 – Abbas Ali Dadi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Unknown – Additional information: Student – Source Hrana

53 – Ali Barat Ali – Arrested on: 02 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: student at Garmsar University – Source Hrana

54 – Pouria Khazaee – Arrested on: 02 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Student at Sura University – Source Hrana

Other individual arrested

55 – Shahla Vahdatpour – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Urumieh – Source Maf News

56 – Ghader Dalan – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Urumieh – Source Maf News

57 – Vali Amiri – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Source Maf News

58 – Abdoljabbar Khaledi – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Source Maf News

59 – Faramarz Omidi – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Source Maf News

60 – Yaser Habibi – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Source Maf News

61 – Shamseddin Kakei – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Source Maf News

62 – Hamze Rahnama – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Source Maf News

63 – Azad Taghizadeh – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Source Maf News

64 – Gholam Ali Mosavvar – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Source Maf News

65 – İraj Hamidi – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Urumiyeh – Source Maf News

66 – Yazdan Faraj Zadeh – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

67 – Sara Jamshidi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

68 – Soleiman Abdi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

69 – Saman Arghavani – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

70 – Mozaffar Rahmani – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

71 – Mohammad Masumi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

72 – Loghman Karami – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

73 – Hadi karami – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

74 – Javad Karami – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

75 – Farhad Karami – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

76 – Salman Abdollahi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

77 – Mahmoud Chamangol – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

78 – Ruhollah Arghand – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

79 – Lale Aghaiee – Arrested on: “Unknown” – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

80 – Abbas Arghand – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

81 – Hafez Abdollahi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

82 – Jebreieel Zareiee – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

83 – Ali Zareiee – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Maf News

84 – Mahmoud Masumi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: İlam – Source Hrana

85 – Ali Sharafi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Ahvaz – Source Hrana

86 – Salah Mazrae – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Abu Hamizeh – Source Hrana

87 – Nabi Mazrae – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Abu Hamizeh – Source Hrana

88 – Falah Mazrae – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Abu Hamizeh – Source Hrana

89 – amad Damni – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Ahvaz – Source Hrana

90 – Ali Akbar Asakareh – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Shadegan – Source Hrana

91 – Majid Asakareh – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Shadegan – Source Hrana

92 – Mahmoud Harizavi – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Ahvaz – Source Hrana

93- Javad Khaybar – Arrested on: 03 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Additional information: Local reporter – Source Hrana

94- Ali Haghi – Arrested on: 03 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Additional information: Local reporter – Source Hrana

95- Arjang Zargush – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Kermanshah – Additional information: Local reporter – Source Hrana

96- Omid Ajlal – Arrested on: Unknown – Place of arrest: Urumiyeh – Additional information: Local reporter – Source Hrana

97- Jamshid Khosh Avaz – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Sanandaj – Source Maf News

98- Bahman Tafazzoli Nasab – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Dehdasht – Source Hrana

99- Behnam ghaedi – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Dehdasht – Source Hrana

100- Alireza Moeiniyan – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Labor activist – Latest status: 209 Evin Prison – Source Hrana

101- Mehdi Toupchi – Arrested on: 03 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Tehran – Additional information: Graduated architect and laborer activist – Source Hrana

102- Ahmad Safari – Arrested on: 01 Jan 2018 – Place of arrest: Nahavand – Source Hrana

HRAI has published 233 videos of protests in Iran from the seven days of protests. The videos may be viewed on HRAI’s YouTube channel.

⭕️Video reports from the first day of the protests (December 28, 2017): https://youtu.be/1f1y42xHJSg

⭕️Video reports from the second day of the protests (December 29, 2017): https://youtu.be/vaf_thlikzE

⭕️Video reports from the third day of the protests (December 30, 2017): https://youtu.be/um-f18WaVsw

⭕️Video reports from the fourth day of the protests (December 31, 2017): https://youtu.be/xxiznSaaDQ4

⭕️Video reports from the fifth day of the protests (January 1, 2018): https://youtu.be/saVfShvDeVk

⭕️Video reports from the sixth day of the protests (January 2, 2018): https://youtu.be/A3a0IXNmuA4

⭕️Video reports from the 7th day of the protests (January 3, 2018): https://youtu.be/IllrGuTZ97o

If you have information pertaining to the arrest or death of protesters, please contact HRAI.

Email: [email protected]

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