On Saturday night, August 24, 2019, Zahra Jamali, a civil activist living in Tehran, was arrested at her sister’s home by security forces and taken to an unknown location. Security forces also seized the personal belongings of Ms. Zahra Jamali, including her cellphone and laptop, during her arrest.
According to reports on August 19, 2019, Ms. Giti Pourfazel, a retired lawyer, was arrested by security forces and her fate remains unknown. Giti Pourfazel was previously arrested and released during a rally in protest November 2015.
According to news released on August 24, 2019, theater and cinema photographer, Noushin Jafari contacted her family on August 19, 2019. She was arrested outside her home on Saturday, August 3, 2019, by security forces. Gholamhossein Esmaili, the spokesman for the judicial system of Iran, confirmed the arrest and detention of Noushin Jafari on August 13, 2019, and said, “This person was not arrested for being a journalist, but for sacrilege and denigrating a religious mourning anniversary and propaganda against the state.”
In other news, despite a month after the arrest of Ms. Zahra Akbari-Nejad, the wife of political prisoner Abolghassem Fouladvand, no information is available on her fate. She was arrested on July 23, 2019, during a raid on her home by security forces and 48 hours after her arrest, in a brief and controlled telephone call to her relatives, Mrs. Akbari-Nejad announced that she is being held in Ward 4 of Evin Prison. She has various illnesses and according to doctors, in terms of her health, she is very vulnerable to stress and mental and physical pressures.
Despite three months of the arbitrary detention of Zahra Mohammadi, director of Nojin Social and Cultural Association in Sanandaj, her fate remains unknown. Ms. Zahra Mohammadi was arrested on May 23, 2019, when agents of the Intelligence Department of Sanandaj raided her residence. On May 30, the family of Zahra Mohammadi was able to visit her after eight days. Nevertheless, they have no news of her since then.