Arrests of Behrooz Izadi Rad and Amin Shirafkan in Gorgan

On Friday, September 10, Behrooz Izadi Rad and Amin Shirafkan, both residents of Gorgan, were apprehended and taken to an undisclosed location.

A reliable source close to the family of one of these detainees has confirmed their arrest by security forces.

As of now, the precise reasons behind their arrests and their current whereabouts remain shrouded in mystery.
It’s noteworthy that Izadi Rad had previously been arrested on May 15, 2023, and subsequently incarcerated in Amirabad Prison, Gorgan. He regained his freedom on bail on August 22, 2023.
Izadi Rad has encountered prior arrests and convictions due to his involvement in various activities.

Behrooz Izadi Rad Arrested in Gorgan

Behrooz Izadi Rad was arrested by security forces in Gorgan on May 15, 2023, according to HRANA, the Human Rights Activists News Agency.

Izadi Rad was reportedly arrested at his residence in Gorgan. The exact location of his detention remains undisclosed, and the reason for his arrest has not been disclosed either.

In September 2022, amid nationwide protests, security forces arrested Izadi Rad in Golestan Prison and, after a while, jailed him in Amirabad Prison in Gorgan.

On December 19, 2022, the Revolutionary Court sentenced Izadi Rad to four years and one month in prison. However, due to his no-contest plea, his sentence was reduced to nine months for “propaganda against the regime” and 25 months for “inciting people to unrest,” totaling two years and ten months, including the time already served.

Following five months of imprisonment, Izadi Rad was released in February 2023 under the “pardon and commutation” directive. It’s worth noting that he has a history of previous arrests and convictions related to his activism.

 

 

Iran Protests: Behrooz Izadi Rad Sentenced to Imprisonment

The Revolutionary Court sentenced Behrooz Izadi Rad, arrested amid nationwide protests, to four years and one month in prison. After pleading no contest, his sentence was reduced to two years and ten months.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Behrooz Izadi Rad was sentenced to imprisonment.

According to this verdict issued by the Revolutionary Court of Aliabad-e Katul, Golestan Province, Izadi Rad received four years and one month. Since he pleaded no contest, his sentence was reduced to nine months for “propaganda against the regime” and 25 months for “inciting people to unrest,” in total, two years and ten months, detention period included.

On December 19, 2022, Izadi Rad was summoned to the court to defend himself against the accusations.

In September 2022, security forces arrested Izadi Rad in Golestan Prison and, after a while, jailed him in Amirabad Prison in Gorgan.

About Iran Nationwide Protests 2022

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her alleged improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During these protests, at least about 19760 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.