Reza Babrnejad Arrested and Jailed in Quchan Prison

On June 6, 2024, security forces arrested Reza Babrnejad and incarcerated him in Quchan Prison, located in Razavi Khorasan province. His brother, Mehdi Babrnejad was killed by regime forces during the nationwide protests of 2022.

Reza was detained at his home and subsequently taken to Quchan Prison. Notably, he had faced arrest before; on May 20, 2024, he was taken into custody after posting on Instagram about a helicopter crash that resulted in the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. He was held for 13 days and then released on bail from the same prison.

The specifics of the charges leading to Reza’s latest arrest remain unclear. He has previously been arrested and convicted for his involvement in various activities.

Mehdi Babrnejad, aged 22, was fatally shot by security forces on September 21, 2022. His family received his body only after signing a forced letter of commitment. His funeral took place under strict security measures.