At Least Four Civil Activists Detained for Several Hours Following a Protest Rally in Tehran

On Wednesday, September 8, a number of civil activists were arrested in a protest rally related to the recent changes in Afghanistan and taken to an unknown location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Narges Mohammadi, Ahmad Reza Haeri, Pouran Nazemi, Vida Rabbani were among the arrested activists.

The rally was marred by violence by security and police forces. The mobile phones of several protesters were confiscated and only returned on condition of deleting the taken videos and photos. Some Afghans are said to be among the detainees.

Protesters carried placards and chanted slogans in support of Panjshir resistance and Afghan women, and against the Taliban and the Islamic Emirate.

The arrested activists were released after a couple of hours, on the evening of the same day.

Recently, Branch 2 of the Evin Prosecutor’s Office filed a lawsuit against Ms. Nazemi and Ms. Mohammadi, and seven other activists. These activists were also arrested and detained for a couple hours on July 20 during a rally in support of the people of Khuzestan in Tehran.


Imprisonment Sentences of 6 Protesters Upheld by the Appeal Court

HRANA News Agency – The sentence of more than twenty-three years imprisonment for six of those who were arrested during a protest against the attack on ward 350 of Evin prison, has been upheld precisely by the Court of Appeal.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Branch 36 of the Tehran Province Appeals Court, presided by Judge Zargar, confirmed the imprisonment sentences for 6 protesters to attack on ward 350 of Evin prison which is called “Black Thursday”. Continue reading “Imprisonment Sentences of 6 Protesters Upheld by the Appeal Court”