Arrest of over 35 civil activists who had journeyed to Azerbaijan to aid earthquake stricken citizens.

P.C.E.D –  Agents from the Ministry of Intelligence arrested the citizen relief workers who had organized a public effort for disaster relief, at a camping site in the earthquake stricken area of Azerbaijan Iran.

Intelligence agents aided by security forces raided the campsite of the activists during relief efforts for the earthquake victims. The agents had a warrant provided by the judiciary to shut the campsite down, and in doing so, they detained all the citizen volunteers.

According to preliminary reports, the relief volunteers attempted to resist the security forces and declared that they would stay on the grounds in order to help the earthquake survivors even if the campsite was torn down. But the security forces whose numbers were increasing, detained all the volunteers and transferred them to an undisclosed location.

Following are the names of the arrested citizen volunteers that are known so far:

Hossein Ronaghi
Hasan Ronaghi
Vahid Khalousi
Shima Ghoshe
Shayan Vehdati
Misagh Afshar
Farid Rohani
Navid Khanjani
Morteza Esmailpour
Ali Mohammadi
Hamed Reza Mosebiyan
Ali Mohammadi
Masoud Vafabakhsh
Hooman Taheri
Daniel Hasani
Nafiseh Saidi Fard
Bahram Shojai
Mohammad Arjomandi
Esmail Salmanpour
Mehdi Baghbanbashi
Narges Kheiralahi
Mohammad Amin Salehi
Behrouz Alavi
Milad Panahipour
Sepehrdad Saheban
Esmail Rafati
Hamid Ronaghi

picture taken by Hossein Ronaghi


Sarand Camp earthquake volunteers

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