Samaneh Asghari and others are detained on the anniversary of the 2022 uprising
Despite the passage of two weeks since her arrest, Samaneh Asghari remains in detention with uncertain status in the Intelligence Ministry Ward 209 of Evin Prison. She is deprived of being visited by her family.
Security forces arrested Ms. Asghari at her residence in Tehran on September 14, 2023, and took her away to Evin Prison.
Samaneh Asghari is a student of Industrial Engineering at Kharazmi University in Tehran and a children’s rights activist. She was arrested last October during the 2022 protest.
The 15th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran has sentenced her to 18 years and three months of jail time, but she was released in April from Qarchak Prison based on the so-called general amnesty granted to prisoners by Ali Khamenei.
The clerical regime has resorted to widespread arrests on the anniversary of the 2022 nationwide uprising which was sparked last September. They have arrested numerous former political prisoners, protesting students, and other activists to prevent the outbreak of another uprising.
In the meantime, Mehrnaz Khorrami remains in one of the detention centers of the IRGC Intelligence in Sari, the capital of Mazandaran Province, northern Iran. Security forces arrested her on September 22, 2023, at her family’s residence in Nowshahr.
In other news, security forces arrested Sulmaz Hassanzadeh on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at a checkpoint between Bukan and Saqqez.
Sulmaz Hassanzadeh, 29, is the sister of Mohammad Hassanzadeh, 28 years old from Bukan, who was killed by the clerical regime’s repressive forces on November 16, 2022, during the nationwide protests.