Civil Rights Activist Leila Mirghafari Arrested

On September 29, 2022, security forces raided Leila Mirghafari’s house and arrested her. Since then, security and judicial officials have not provided any info to her family about her whereabouts and conditions.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, civil rights activist Leila Mirghafari was arrested at her house by security forces.

On September 16, 2022, Mirghafari was arrested during the protest gathering before Kasra hospital in Tehran, where Mahsa Amini died. She was beaten during the arrest and later charged with “assembly and collusion.” Two days later, on September 18, she was released on bail.

In the days after her arrest, in a video published on social media, Mirghafari disclosed the security agents’ mistreatment and violence towards her and 22 other arrestees on that day. On September 29, the agents raided her house and arrested her again.
Mirghafari has faced other arrests and convictions on prior occasions.