Javad Heidari’s Parents and Brother Arrested

On April 5, 2023, Javad Heidari’s parents and his brother, Mohammad Heidari, were arrested by security forces and taken to an undisclosed location. Javad Heidari was killed by regime forces amid the 2022 nationwide protests.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on April 5, 2023, security forces arrested three family members of the killed protestor Javad Heidari.

His sister, Fatemeh Heidari informed the public, “They handcuffed my parents and brother, Mohammad, and arrested them. They told my parents that they should change Javad’s gravestone if they want to be released.”
Earlier, on April 3, security forces also arrested Ruhollah Heidari, Javad Heidari’s other brother.

Their detained location and the allegation against them are unknown so far.

On September 22, 2022, his brother, Javad Heidari, age 36, was shot dead at protests in Qazvin.

About the 2022 Nationwide Protests

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During the nationwide protests, about 19600 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.

Number of Arrested Arab Activists Increased to at Least 15 People

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According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), arresting and summoning protesters have been increasing since December 8, 2017 as the result of protests against the region’s problems, including discrimination in employment, the drying of wetlands and the conflict in the village of Jalizi. Continue reading “Number of Arrested Arab Activists Increased to at Least 15 People”

4 Arab Activists Released on the Bail

HRANA News Agency – On October 29, four Arab civilians from Ahvaz including three brothers who had been previously detained by security forces, were released on the bail temporarily until their trial.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on October 29, 2016, three brothers namely Malek Heidari, 38, Mohammad Heidari, 26, and Emad Heidari, 25, who had been previously detained by the intelligence ministry due to their religious activities, were released on the bail temporarily until their trial. Continue reading “4 Arab Activists Released on the Bail”