On February 25, 2020, Zia Nabavi, former political prisoner, was arrested at his home by the security forces. They searched his house and confiscated his personal belongings. Further information about the reason for his arrest is not available yet.
Zia Nabavi is a graduate student in sociology at Allameh Tabatabaei University, a former member of Students’ Islamic Association of the Babol Noshirvani University and a member of the Council of Defending the Right to Education.
He was arrested in June 2009 and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and 74 lashes by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court on the charge of “Moharebeh through connection with the MEK” presided by Judge Pirabbasi. The appeals court reduced his sentence to a 10-year prison term in exile. In October 2010, he was transferred to Karun prison, and then to Semnan Prison in May 2014. Mr. Nabavi was released on the eve of the 9th year of imprisonment from Semnan prison, on February 14, 2018.