Political Activist Alireza Beheshti Shirazi Arrested

On April 25, security forces arrested political activist Alireza Beheshti Shirazi and took him to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Entekhab News, on April 25, 2023, Alireza Beheshti Shirazi was arrested by security forces.

Beheshti Shirazi reportedly was arrested at his home.

The reason for this arrest, the location of his detention and the allegations against him are unknown at the time of writing.

Beheshti Shirazi was Mir-Hossein Mousavi’s advisor, former chief editor of Kalameh Sabz newspaper and the board secretary of the government in the Iran-Iraq war period. He faced other arrests and convictions in the past for his activism.