On January 1, 2023, security forces arrested journalist Mehdi Ghadimi in Karaj and took him to an undisclosed location.
Ghadimi was arrested at his parents’ home in Karaj. The agents searched the house and confiscated some of their belongings.
The reason for his arrest and the charges are unknown so far.
Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, about 19200 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.
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