Arrest of Armin Rostami in Tehran

Armin Rostami has been apprehended by security forces in Tehran and transported to an undisclosed facility.

The specific grounds for his arrest, his current whereabouts, and the charges against him remain unknown at this time.

Notably, Armin’s sister, Aida Rostami, was a 36-year-old physician who provided medical assistance to injured protestors during the 2022 nationwide protests, offering aid outside of medical facilities to protect their identities. On December 13, 2022, her death was reported under suspicious circumstances. While security-affiliated media outlets claimed her demise resulted from an accident, her family has confirmed the presence of torture marks on her body.

Background on the 2022 Nationwide Protests

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her improper hijab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. Protesters came to the streets with the central slogan “Women, Life, Freedom” in protest against the performance, laws, and structure of the regime. During the nationwide protests, thousands of people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students, and civil rights activists, were arrested.