Children’s Rights Activist Mahya Vahedi Arrested

On January 15, security forces arrested children’s rights activist Mahya Vahedi.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Mahya Vahedi was arrested.

Her brother, Meisam Vahedi, wrote on his page on social media, “My sister was arrested at her workplace without giving any explanation. The agents confiscated some of her electronic devices.”

Mahya Vahedi is a children’s and women’s rights activist and former voluntary member of Imam Ali’s Popular Students Relief Society.

The reason for this arrest and her whereabouts are still unknown.

Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, about 19400 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. So far, at least 724 people have been convicted over protests. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.