Three Family Members of Abolfazl Adinezadeh Arrested

Three family members of Abolfazl Adinezadeh, a minor who lost his life during the nationwide protests of 2022, have been apprehended by security forces on June 16, 2023.

According to a credible source who spoke with HRANA, as Abolfazl Adinezadeh’s birthday approached, his father, Ali Adinezadeh, sister Marzieh, and uncle Reza were violently arrested in Mashhad and taken to an undisclosed location.

In a video shared on social media, Goli Hosseini, Adinezadeh’s mother, expressed her anguish, stating that by arresting her husband and daughter, they are inflicting further pain upon her as a grieving mother. Prior to this incident, Ali Adinezadeh had already been summoned to a courthouse in Faruj, North Khorasan province.

Abolfazl Adinezadeh was shot dead by regime forces during the 2022 nationwide protest in Mashhad, reportedly by 25 bullets.

Background on the 2022 Nationwide Protests

The protests in Iran were triggered by the arrest of Mahsa Amini by the Tehran Morality Police for her improper hijab and her subsequent suspicious death on September 16. The demonstrations quickly spread across the country, with participants rallying against the performance, laws, and structure of the regime. Thousands of people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students, and civil rights activists, were arrested during the nationwide protests.