Family members of man killed during Iran protests arrested -Mehr news agency

Family members of man killed during Iran protests arrested -Mehr news agency
Family members of man killed during Iran protests arrested -Mehr news agency

Thank you for reading the news about Family members of man killed during Iran protests arrested -Mehr news agency and now with the details

Jeddah - Yasmine El Tohamy - GENEVA: Iranian authorities have arrested relatives of a young man who was shot dead during demonstrations last month, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday, citing an informed source.
The Mehr report did not specify which of Pouya Bakhtiari’s family members had been arrested but Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of New York-based advocacy group the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said they included his parents, citing information from activists who had visited the family on Monday.
The Ministry of Intelligence and judiciary offices in Karaj, a town west of Tehran, had each summoned Bakhtiari’s father, Manouchehr, twice for questioning in the past week, a report posted on CHRI’s website on Tuesday said.
They asked him to call off a commemoration ceremony in the town of Karaj, west of Tehran, on Dec. 26 — the 40th day after his son’s death, as often observed by Shiite Muslims, Iran’s religious majority — citing concerns it could create unrest.
Manouchehr, who in an Instagram post last week had invited local and foreign media to attend the commemoration ceremony, refused to cancel it, he told CHRI.
CHRI says the 27-year-old Bakhtiari “died of a bullet wound to the head” in Karaj on Nov. 16.
Mehr noted that Bakhtiari had been “killed in a suspicious way” during the recent unrest.
Its report cited an informed source as saying the arrests were “to maintain order and security of the honorable people who have faced damages, and with the intent of preventing ... the repeat of armed action against the people.”
Security forces have been on high alert for any events that could spark further unrest after protests against a hike in fuel prices which turned political last month, sparking the bloodiest crackdown in the 40-year history of the Islamic Republic.
About 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on Nov. 15, three Iranian interior ministry officials told Reuters according to a report published on Monday.
That figure is much higher than estimated by international human rights groups and was dismissed as “fake news” by a spokesman for Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, according to semi-official news agency Tasnim.
Some family members of people killed for political or other reasons unrelated to the protests last month have also said Dec. 26 should be a day of commemoration, according to CHRI.

These were the details of the news Family members of man killed during Iran protests arrested -Mehr news agency for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Arab News and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Volunteer army masses to help Mauritius oil spill clean-up operation
NEXT British MP Craig Whittaker accused of racism after blaming Muslims and minorities for new coronavirus lockdown