Poet Ghasem Bahrami Arrested

Ghasem Bahrami, a critic, poet and resident of Mashhad City, was arrested while leaving the country. On September 15, 2021, security forces arrested him. He was released on bail in October.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Student News Network, a security institution-affiliated media outlet, Bahrami was arrested while attempting to leave from the northwest border of the country.

The report did not mention any reason for this arrest.

Bahrami is known for expressing political views through his poetry.

Ghasem Bahrami still Detained in Unknown Location

Sixteen days after his arrest in Mashhad, the whereabouts and situation of critical poet Ghasem Bahrami remain unknown.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Mr. Bahrami was arrested by security forces on September 15, and then transferred to an unidentified location where he has since been held incommunicado.

Bahrami is known for expressing political views through his poetry. There is still no concrete information about the reason for his arrest or the charges against him, but is said that his arrest is related to the publicizing of videos and lyrics retrieved from his poems.