The uncle of the young Iranian Kurd who died almost a year ago, after being arrested by the morality police, was arrested and taken to an unknown location, according to a humanitarian organization.
Iranian authorities arrested on Tuesday an uncle of Mahsa Amini, the young Iranian Kurd whose death on September 16, after her arrest by the morality police, had triggered months of demonstrations.
Safa Aeli, 30, was arrested by security forces in his hometown of Saqqez (west) and detained at an unknown location, said the Kurdish human rights organization Hengaw and the Rights Network. of Man in Kurdistan, based in France, in separate press releases.
According to Hengaw, Iranian forces invaded Safa Aeli’s home without any warrant. According to activist networks, the locality of Saqqez is placed under high security surveillance a few days before the anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini, and cameras have been installed around the grave of the young woman who died at 22 years.
Her death in detention after being arrested by the moral police for failure to respect strict Islamic dress sparked months of violently repressed demonstrations in Iran and marked the birth of the Women, Life, Freedom movement. For a year, many Iranian women have defied power by revealing themselves, wearing the veil being one of the pillars of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
A strengthening of repression before the disastrous anniversary
According to activists, the repression has left hundreds dead and thousands of people arrested.
Human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, accuse the Iranian government of implementing increased repression before the anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death.
Family members of protesters killed during the protests were arrested and interrogated to force them into silence and prevent further demonstrations, according to these sources.
The father of Mohammad Mehdi, one of the men hanged in recent months in direct connection with the demonstrations, would be among those arrested, according to these sources.
Source: BFM TV