Iran: An 83-Year-Old Man Detained Because Protesting against Drought

Monday, June 8, 2015 10:08:58 AM

 Many wetlands and ponds have dried in Iran in the recent decades due to the insufficiency management by officials.

Khodamorad Azizi was arrested by the security forces officials on the charge of propaganda against the regime of Iran and hosting environmental activists who were from capital Tehran and Shahrkord on 3 June 2015.

The 83-year-old grandsir is kept in the detention along with his son Dr. Reza Moradi because he had hosted several environmental activists who were clarified of the critical wildlife situation by him according the news.

The trade institutions are going to annihilate surroundings for the profit-seeking purposes in the region as the local residents declared to BCR Group.

According to the news received by rights group at least 300 citizens has been allegedly called by the Revolutionary Court of the city of Boldaji in Borujen County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran, whereas, 30 of them were reportedly thrown to the jail while they protested against water transferring from Sabzkooh zone to the birthplace of the Major-General of the Revolutionary Guards Mohammad-Ali Jafari.

By: Kaveh Taheri