Behzad Homayouni, civil rights activist, was arrested after visiting Mohammad Mahdavifar in Aran o Bidgol on June 30, 2019. His whereabouts and the reason of his arrest are still unknown. Mahdavifar was visiting his hometown while on a furlough from life in exile in Sistan and Baluchestan province. Homayouni was arrested at Mahdavifar’s house without any warrant.
In September 2018, Homayouni was sentenced to one-year prison term and he was also been banned from leaving the country or any activity in media or cyber space for two years. He was arrested with his son earlier in February 11, 2017 when holding a banner in support of Narges Mohammadi and Mohammad Mahdavifar. He was released in February 19, 2018. Homayouni is a disabled veteran of Iran-Iraq war.