Ardavan Fallahi, who was apprehended during the nationwide protests in 2022, is currently held in Evin Prison alongside his father, Nasrollah, and sister, Arghavan.
In a recent update provided by their lawyer, Erfan Karam Veisi, it has been revealed that the Evin Courthouse has decided to extend their detention once again after six months since the arrest. Notably, the charge of “enmity against God (Moharebeh),” as initially stated in his detention extension notice, has been dropped by judicial officials. However, Fallahi still faces charges such as “spreading corruption on earth” and “assembly and collusion against national security,” which carry severe penalties if convicted.
Ardavan Fallahi, aged 24, was arrested in Isfahan on November 3, 2022, followed by the subsequent arrests of his 66-year-old father and 22-year-old sister in Shiraz the following day. On February 12, 2023, they were transferred to Evin Prison in Tehran.
Despite having attended two sessions, they have yet to be formally indicted.
HRANA, Human Rights Activists news agency- Nasrollah Fallahi, along with his son Ardavan and daughter Arghavan, has been detained in Evin Prison for over six months, with no clear indication of the charges they are facing or when legal proceedings may take place.
Attorney Erfan Karam-Veisi stated that his clients, Nasrollah Fallahi and his son Ardavan, are being held in Ward 4 of Evin Prison, while Arghavan is detained in the Women’s Ward. They were arrested amid the 2022 nationwide protests.
According to Karam-Veisi, the charges are still unknown. However, earlier, he had mentioned his clients’ charges as “enmity against God (Moharebeh),” “spreading corruption on earth through widespread actions against the country” and “assembly and collusion to commit a crime.”
The Investigation Office has held two sessions thus far, but the family has not been formally indicted.
Ardavan Fallahi, who is 24 years old, was arrested in Isfahan on November 3, 2022, followed by the arrest of his father, who is 66 years old, and his 22-year-old sister in Shiraz the next day. On February 12, 2023, they were transferred to Evin Prison in Tehran.
About the 2022 Nationwide Protests
The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During the nationwide protests, about 19600 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.