On Wednesday, October 20, workers’ rights activist Othman Esmaeili was detained by security forces.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Esmaeili was transferred to an unidentified location following the arrest.
As an informed source told HRANA, ten security agents arrested the activist at 6 pm in front of his home in Saqqez City. According to the source, the security forces had been monitoring the house all day.
As of this writing, the reason for the arrest and charges against him are unknown.