Mir-Yousef Younsei Arrested in Shahrud

On December 28, 2022, security forces arrested Mir-Yousef Younesi, father of imprisoned student Ali Younesi, in Shahrud, Semnan Province.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on December 28, 2022,  Mir-Yousef Younesi was arrested in Shahrud.

Breaking this news on social media, his son Reza Younsei wrote: “Today, without showing any arrest warrant, six plainclothes agents arrested Mir-Yousef Younesi, Ali Younesi’s father, at my grandfather’s home in Shahrud.”

The reason for Younsei’s arrest and the charges are unknown.

Ali Younesi, a student of the Sharif University of Technology, is currently serving his sentence in Evin Prison. He is the winner of the silver medal of the National Astronomy Olympiad in 2016 and the gold medal of the 2017 Astronomy Olympiad. Ali Younesi has also won a gold medal in the 12th World Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad in China.