Iran: Mother of killed street protester arrested, taken to unknown location

 Wednesday, January 25, 2017 5:38:58 PM

Shahnaz Akmali, the mother of Mostafa Karimbeigi, a 26-year-old peaceful street protester who was shot and killed in Iran during the 2009 Ashura uprising, was reportedly arrested at her house on the morning of Wednesday January 25. According to sources close to the Karimbeigi family, Iranian regime authorities seized all of Shahnaz's personal belongings and are holding her in an unknown location. The HRANA news agency reported that at least five regime agents were involved in Shahnaz's arrest and transfer to an unknown location.
Since the death her son, Shahnaz and her family have faced repeated threats by Iranian authorities and are under constant pressure and surveilance.

By: Kaveh Taheri and Maryam Nayeb Yazdi