Family Members of Slain ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ Protester Detained in Gilan, Iran

25 April 2024 12:13

Hengaw; Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Maryam Basir Tavana, Mahsa Basir Tavana, and Meysam Basir Tavana, siblings of Mehran Basir Tavana, a victim of the Woman, Life, Freedom (Jin, Jian, Azadi) movement, were detained by the security agencies of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the city of Sowme’eh Sara.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, intelligence personnel from the Fuman city office in Gilan province apprehended Maryam Basir Tavana, Mahsa Basir Tavana, and Meysam Basir Tavana, members of grieving families, and transported them to an undisclosed location. The arrests occurred without the presentation of any judicial warrant, with the intelligence forces conducting raids on their homes.

As of the time of this report, precise information regarding the reasons for the arrests, the charges brought against them, and the whereabouts of these three family members remains elusive, despite their families’ persistent efforts to obtain information.

It is noteworthy that Mahsa Basir Tavana was previously arrested twice last year, in August and November, by intelligence forces.

Mehran Basir Tavana, aged 29 and hailing from the city of Fuman in Gilan province, was tragically killed on November 16, 2022, during nationwide protests in Sowme’eh Sara. He succumbed to a direct gunshot to the chest fired by government forces amidst the unrest.

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