Poet Saeed Heleichi Arrested in Ahvaz

On October 19, 2022, security forces arrested poet Saeed Heleichi at his father’s house in Ahvaz.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on October 19, 2022, poet, translator and environmental activist Saeed Heleichi was arrested in Ahvaz.

Heleichi faced other arrests due to his civil activities especially his criticism over a water transfer project causing the drying up of the Karun river and adjacent marshes.

The reason for this arrest, the charges and his whereabouts are still unknown.