According to human rights groups, about 30,000 people were arrested for protesting, engaging in political activities, or voicing their opinions in Iran’s year ending Monday, March 20.
Report by US-based Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA) said 29,688 people were arrested in Iran in the 12 months, of which 28,419 were detained for exercising freedom of expression.
According to the report, 328 women’s rights activists, 258 trade unionists, 235 ethnic minorities, and 169 religious minorities were also detained.
Iran’s chief judge announced on March 13 that 22,000 people arrested in recent protests had been “pardoned” and released in the past six months, but did not specify the total number of those arrested. .
During the reporting period, public and revolutionary courts across Iran filed 1,075 cases against defendants facing political and national security crimes, and the courts combined sentenced prison terms of 31,164 months and He was sentenced to 2,507 months of suspended prison terms, the report added.
HRANA also said last year in Iran was a difficult year for women, with at least 39 women being victims of domestic violence murders and 11 being killed by the moral police or religious groups that enforce the so-called proper hijab. They report being beaten, assaulted and injured by vigilantes. public.