In Maku, West Azerbaijan Province, the Ministry of Intelligence summoned and arrested several individuals following a protest against government negligence to revive the Urmia Lake, which has been completely dried up.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, in recent days, several individuals were arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence due to their environmental activism for Urmia Lake.
HRANA has identified one of these individuals as Aydin Jafari, age 19, whose condition and whereabouts are unknown so far.
On September 11, 2022, several Maku residents and environmentalists staged a protest to demand actions to rescue Urmia Lake.
The charges against these individuals are still unknown.