In protests against executions of three political prisoners, 100 were arrested in Tehran
During the nightly protests against the execution of three political prisoners in Isfahan, some 100 individuals were arrested in Tehran and transferred to Evin, Qarchak, and Greater Tehran prisons.
On Friday night, May 19, 2023, during the protests against the execution of three political prisoners, Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mir-Hashemi, and Saeed Yaghoubi, around 60 men and 40 women protesters were arrested and transferred to Greater Tehran Penitentiary, Evin Prison, and the notorious Qarchak Prison for women. The detainees were subjected to severe beatings and were dragged on the ground during their arrest.
According to human rights sources, some 60 men have been transferred to Tehran’s Greater Pentitentiary and Evin Prison, and at least 40 women protesters have been transferred to Qarchak Prison.
Three of the detained women, Ghazal Kompani, Maryam Mirzaii, and Nasrin Safavi, are currently imprisoned in the women’s ward of Evin Prison.
Ghazal Kompani, 22, was arrested on Sattarkhan Street in Tehran. Maryam Mirzaii, 68, Ghazal’s grandmother, was also detained after protesting and attempting to prevent the arrest of her granddaughter. Both women were subjected to beatings during the arrest and sustained bruises on their heads and faces.
Ms. Nasrin Safavi, 45, is another detainee who has been transferred to Evin Prison.
Two other detainees are Javad Khezri Javadi, 80, and his daughter, Natasha Khezri Javadi. The father and daughter were arrested while helping a young woman brutalized on Sattarkhan Street.
Mr. Khezri is currently imprisoned in Greater Tehran Penitentiary, while his daughter Natasha is incarcerated in Qarchak Prison.
People also staged protests against the execution of the three political prisoners in Dastgerd Prison of Isfahan, in Isfahan, Mashhad, and other cities.