Two Singers Detained in Shiraz by Security Forces

On May 9, 2024, singers Vafa Ahmadpour, also known as Vafadar, and Danial Moghaddam were arrested by security forces in Shiraz and taken to an undisclosed location.

The news of their arrest was announced via Ahmadpour’s social media.

The singers had recently released a music video titled “Amadeh Bash” (Be Ready!). The reasons for their arrests, their current whereabouts, and the specific charges against them have not been disclosed.

Previously, on February 4, 2024, Ahmadpour was arrested at his home and detained for over 15 days before being released on bail from Evin Prison. He was later sentenced to one year for “spreading propaganda against the regime” by the Revolutionary Court. Moghaddam has also experienced previous arrests and legal challenges related to his protest songs.