Agents of the Intelligence Department of Bukan, Kurdistan, arrested Esrin Mohammadi on Wednesday, November 15, inside a shop that was printing banners for the memorial ceremony of her brother.
Shahriar Mohammadi, 29, was killed by security forces on November 18, 2022, during Iran protests in Bukan.
There is no information available on the whereabouts of Esrin Mohammadi and the reason for her arrest. It has been reported that Esrin’s mother was also brutalized by agents of the Special Unit during her arrest.
According to Milad Mohammadi, the other brother of Esrin Mohammadi, 17 agents of the Intelligence Department, including two women, arrested her inside a print shop in Bukan. The agents wore black uniforms and had covered their faces.
Since September, intelligence services have brought tremendous pressure on the families of slain protesters to prevent them from holding ceremonies for their loved ones.
Zahra Saeedianju was arrested on November 13, during a raid by security forces on her residence in Izeh, Khuzestan Province. Her brother, Milad Saeedianju, 26, was shot and killed by the regime’s security forces on November 16, 2022, during protests in Izeh.
Ms. Fahimeh Moradi, the mother of Yalda Aghafazli, wrote on her Instagram account on November 13 that the tombstone of her daughter had been damaged. Yalda’s father, Mehrdad Aghafazli, had reported the same several months ago by unknown individuals and that he had replaced the tombstone. Mr. Aghafazli was forced by the intelligence services to call off the memorial ceremony for his daughter. The Revolutionary Court of Gorgan also fined Armin Rostami, the brother of Dr. Ayda Rostami, to pay 15 million Tomans if he did not want to serve eight months in prison.