Continued Detention and Uncertainty of Hooman Seydali and Reza Arabpour in Sheiban Prison, Ahvaz

23 June 2024 09:39

Hengaw; Sunday, June 23, 2024

Reza Arabpour has spent more than a year and 7 months, and Hooman Seydali has spent the last year and 6 months in uncertainty in Sheiban Prison, Ahvaz. These two protesters from Izeh, Khuzestan province, were arrested during the “Woman, Life, Freedom” movement.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Reza Arabpour, a resident of Izeh, remains in limbo in Sheiban Prison, Ahvaz. A hearing on his charges will be held in the coming days.

Additionally, Hooman Seydali, from the village of "Parsourakh" in the suburbs of Izeh in Khuzestan province, is also approaching his 19th month of detention and continues to be held without a resolution in this prison.

Reza Arabpour has previously faced charges such as "Moharebeh (waging war against God), corruption on earth, forming a rebellious group," and his case has been referred to the Fourth Branch of the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court. These charges could result in severe sentences, including the death penalty.

This individual was arrested by the IRGC intelligence in mid-November 2022, during the "Jin, Jiyan, Azadi" movement protests and was later transferred to Sheiban Prison.

Hooman Seydali was also arrested on December 20, 2022, coinciding with the killing of Hassan Saeedi and Mahmoud Ahmadi and the wounding of Abbas (Mojahid) Korkouri, by IRGC intelligence forces in the village of Parsourakh, and was subsequently transferred to Sheiban Prison.

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