Iran arrests numerous activists at home while Rouhani sits with Europeans to mend JCPOA
Iran arrests numerous activists while Hassan Rouhani’s visit to European capitals went forward this week.
Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) has begun a wave of arrest and imprisoning dozens of people during the last weeks.
In the past few days, at least 50 Azeri activists have been arrested in the north-west of Iran for participating in a historical-cultural gathering at Babak Fort a monument of ancient Persian history.
This fort is located in the mountains near the city of Kalibar in Eastern Azerbaijan, northwest of Iran. It is the stronghold of Babak Khurramdin, a historic Persian character who struggled for Iran’s’ independent.
Among the recent arresting, 9 truck drivers are waiting for the court trial. They have participated in the nationwide trucker strike on May 21st that continued for two weeks.
According to Iran’s state news agency, at least 10 protesters in Khorramshahr were arrested. including Mehdi Soleimani, 17 years old from Khorramshahr, arrested by the criminal intelligence services and transferred to an unknown location.
Khorramshahr protest that began in smaller numbers from a week ago kept growing as local discovered their drinking water is formally transferred to Iraq and Kuwait by officials.
Amnesty International has recently called on the Iranian regime to ensure that Iranians have access to clean water and also to carry out an independent investigation into reports that security forces used “unnecessary and excessive force” against those who peacefully protested in Khuzestan Province over water scarcity and pollution.