Five Arrested in Hashtrud for Environmental Protest

In Hashtrud, East Azerbaijan province, five individuals were detained by security forces following a protest against environmental damage.

The detainees, identified by HRANA as Rahmat Saeedi, Jafar Sharifi, Davoud Sharifi, Hadi Sharifi, and Aghil Talebi, are residents of a village in Hashtrud County.
They were protesting the ecological harm caused by local sandwashing workshops. The protest escalated into violence following intervention by police and security agents, leading to multiple arrests. The specific charges against the arrested individuals have not yet been disclosed.