Eight Protesters Facing Serious Charges in Izeh

Eight individuals who were arrested during the nationwide protests in Izeh in 2022 have been indicted on charges of “enmity against God (Moharebeh)” and “spreading corruption on earth.” Their cases have been referred to Branch 4 of the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court for trial.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, in Izeh, eight protestors were indicted for charges carrying the potential for severe punishments.

An informed source told HRANA, that in one legal case, Bahman Bahmani, Mohsen Ahmadpour, Behrooz Salahshoor, Rasoul Bodaghi, Vahid Abbasi, Reza Arabpour, Sadegh Ghasemi and Esmail Mousavi were indicted for “enmity against God (Moharebeh)” and “spreading corruption on earth.”

It is currently unknown which actions led to the charges being filed against them.

These individuals were arrested by IRGC intelligence agents and imprisoned in Sheyban Prison in Ahvaz following their interrogation.

These charges are very serious, as was demonstrated when Abbas (Mojahed) Korkori, a resident of Izeh, was recently sentenced to death by the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court on similar charges.

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.