Azerbaijani-Turk Activist Detained in Jafarabad

On May 25,  2024, Alireza Asadpour, an Azerbaijani-Turk activist, was detained by security forces in Jafarabad, Ardabil Province, and taken to an undisclosed location.

The reasons for Asadpour’s arrest and his current whereabouts remain unclear. He holds a degree in law.

In 2023, the Department of Statistics and Publications of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) recorded 329 reports, citing the arrest of 324 citizens linked to ethnic and national rights. Notably, 156 of these arrests occurred without the issuance of a judicial warrant.