Zahra Saeedianjoo Arrested in Tehran

Zahra Saeedianjoo was apprehended by security forces in Tehran on Sunday, July 9, and subsequently taken to Evin Prison. Her brother, Milad Saeedianjoo, tragically lost his life during the recent nationwide protests in Izeh, Khuzestan Province.

Confirming the arrest, Omid Saeedianjoo, Zahra’s brother, stated, “My sister was apprehended by security forces at her workplace in Tehran and transported to Evin Prison.” According to him, Zahra’s detainment is linked to her expression of sympathy towards the families of protesters who were killed during the demonstrations.
Notably, both Omid and Zahra Saeeidianjoo had been previously arrested and later released after participating in a commemoration ceremony held at Milad’s burial site on his birthday.

On November 16, 2022, Milad Saeeidianjoo, aged 26, was fatally shot by the regime forces during the protest in Izeh.

Killed Protestor Milad Saeedianjoo’s Siblings Arrested

On March 1, 2023, Omid and Zahra Saeedianjoo, Milad Saeedianjoo’s brother and sister, were arrested in Izeh. Milad Saeedianjoo is one of the protestors killed by regime forces amid nationwide protests.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on March 1, 2023, Omid and Zahra Saeedianjoo were arrested in Izeh.

In a video published on social media, Saeedianjoo’s mother informed the public that her children were arrested during the commemoration ceremony of Milad Saeedianjoo at his burial place.

These siblings reportedly had invited people on social media for participating in a memorial gathering on their brother’s birthday.
On November 16, Milad Saeedianjoo, age 26, was shot dead by regime forces amid nationwide protests in Izeh.

About Iran Nationwide Protests 2022
The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her alleged improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During these protests, at least about 19760 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.