At least 16 environmental activists were arrested since last week in Marivan, west of Iran.

It has been more than three weeks that the residents of a tourist area called Samaghan Valley in Marivan, have staged a protest gathering against burying the city’s waste.

The names are:

  1. Edris Ravand
  2. Karim Ravand
  3. Rahim Ravand
  4. Faegh Ranin
  5. Ahmad Ranin
  6. Khalife Jalal Ravosh
  7. Faegh Ravosh
  8. Haji Faegh Batkak
  9. Sharif Dadeh
  10. Shahram Ranin
  11. Mazhar Moini
  12. Hassan Delangiz
  13. Sharif Bajur
  14. Mamusta Salahedin Dezhak
  15. Nazar Haghparast
  16. Hiva Manuchehri

It is worth noting another twenty female environmental activists in Marivan had been arrested by security forces on March 18.

The mayor had invited activists to a meeting to respond to their demands. However, they were arrested by security forces instead.