Attorney at Law Astareh Ansarei Arrested

On November 2, security forces arrested Astareh (Maryam) Ansari, attorney at law, in Shiraz and took her to an unidentified location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on November 2, 2022, lawyer Astareh Ansari was arrested in Shiraz.

Ansari was arrested in front of the Shiraz Bar association building. The reason for this arrest, the charges and her whereabouts are still unknown.

On the same day, four other lawyers, Ghodsiey Ghodsbin, Alireza Zare, Mehdi Safari and Mohammad Hadi Jafarpour, and the day before, three others, Nazanin Salari, Bahar Sahraeian and Mahmood Taravat were arrested in Shiraz.

According to the latest available data gathered by HRANA, over 14100 people have been arrested during the nationwide protests since Mahsa Amini’s death. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.