Yarsan Follower Kaveh Salimi Arrested

Yarsan Follower Kaveh Salimi Arrested

On March 5, 2023, security forces arrested Kaveh Salimi at his home in Kermanshah and took her to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, on March 5, 2023, Kaveh Salimi, a follower of the Yari religion, was arrested by security forces in Kermanshah.

The agents reportedly searched his house and confiscated some of his belongings.
In recent weeks, Salimi was summoned via phone to IRGC’s intelligence office and interrogated.
The reason for his arrest and whereabouts are still unknown.

Yarsanism, Ahl-e Haqq is a syncretic religion founded by Sultan Sahak in the late 14th century in western Iran. As a religious minority, Yarsan followers are subjected to intimidation and prosecution by regime security and judicial systems.


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