Iranian resistance calls for release of political prisoners arrested in 2018

Iran political prisoners

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has announced the names of 29 political prisoners arrested in 2018/2019, calling on the international human rights organizations to take immediate action for the release of the detainees and to visit the regime’s prisons and to meet political prisoners.

This came after Mahmoud Alavi, the regime’s Minister of Intelligence, announced that “over the past year, 116 teams related to PMOI/MEK have been dealt with.”

Emphasizing that arrests of last year were much more than the figures given by the regime, the NCRI said: “the mullahs’ regime should publish the names of all those arrested.”

In this regard, the PMOI published the names of 29 detainees of 2018/2019 still in jail, and calls for urgent international action for their release:

  1. Farshad Etemadifar, 24, Gachsaran, June 2018
  2. Omid Javid Nasab, 20, Gachsaran, June 2018
  3. Farshad, 21, Gachsaran, June 2018
  4. Farshid Baharan, 21, Yasouj, Khordad 2018
  5. Mehrzad Baharan, 27, Yasouj, June 2018
  6. Amir Ramin Fard, 38, Tabriz, June 2018
  7. Shahyad Ghanavati, 32, Ahvaz, September 2018
  8. Afshin Barzegar Jamshidi, 29, September 2018
  9. Majid Mahmoudian, 37, Tabriz, September 2018
  10. Mohammad Reza Hasan Maleki, 33, Semnan, October 2018
  11. Zarir Hadipour, 56, Kohdasht, October 2018
  12. Farhang Khorshidi, 41, Kohdasht, October 2018
  13. Alireza Barzegar, 40, Karaj, October 2018
  14. Pouriya Vahidian, Tehran, November 2018
  15. Manoochehr Farhadi, 50, Isfahan, February 2019
  16. Seyyed Mehdi Vafaie, 35, Tehran, February 2019
  17. Hossein Noori Derakhshan, 36, Tehran, February 2019
  18. Hamid Kashani, Ghaemshahr, February 2019
  19. Vahid Bani Ameriyan, 26, Tehran, March 2019
  20. Pooya Ghobadi, 26, Tehran, March 2019
  21. Sina Zahiri, 36, Tehran, March 2019
  22. Mohsen Farid, 44, Tehran, March 2019
  23. And 24. Parsa Sedighi Hamedani, 22, with her sister, Urmia, March 2019
  24. Ebrahim Khalil Sedighi Hamedani, Urmia, 60, March 2019
  25. Afshin Shahsavari, 27, Tehran, March 2019
  26. Abbas Shahbazi, 41, Ahvaz, March 2019
  27. Najah Anvar Hamidi, 60, Ahvaz, March 2019
  28. Najah Anvar Hamidi, 60, Ahvaz, March 2019