Attorney at Law Amir Mehdi-Pour Arrested in Tabriz

Recently, related to the nationwide protests, security forces arrested attorney-at-law Amir Mehdi-Pour in Tabriz. Mehdi-Pour is a member of the Human Rights Commission of the Bar Association in East Azerbaijan Province.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, attorney Amir Mehdi-Pour was arrested by security forces in Tabriz and transferred to an unidentified location.

In recent days, also two other attorneys Sina Yousefi and Ghasem Baadi were arrested in Tabriz. According to an informed source, Yousefi has been transferred from a detention facility in Tabriz to Evin Prison in Tehran.

Earlier, on Social media, Yousefi had revealed that over 1700 people were arrested during the nationwide protests in Tabriz.



Three Attorneys Arrested During Protest

On October 12, 2022, attorneys at law Mohammad-Reza Faghihi and Saeed Sheykh were arrested during the protest gathering before Iran Bar Association in Tehran. Yesterday, several attorneys held a demonstration in front of the Iran Bar Association to protest the violation of constitutional citizens’ right to peaceful protests and associations. The police used tear gas to scatter the protestors and arrested three lawyers.

Attorney Saeed Dehghan wrote on his social media page about his colleagues’ arrest: “The security agents attacked the protestors with tear gas and arrested three lawyers, including Mohammad-Reza Faghihi and Saeed Sheykh. The third lawyer is still unidentified.”