Three equal rights activists has been held hostage in Iran since three weeks ago.
Hoda Amid, the sociologist Najmeh Vahedi, and the gender studies student Rezvaneh Mohammadi who has been active in LGBTIQ Rights in Iran has been arrested on September 1st & 3rd.
Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) reported that, Amid and Vahedi were arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Organization in Tehran on September 1st. Their arrest took place three days before they were scheduled to host a workshop on Iran’s marriage laws.
Mohammadi was arrested at her home on September three by security agents. The organization which was responsible for her arrest is not confirmed by any authorities yet. During the arrest, Mohammadi’s mobile phone and other electronic devices were reportedly confiscated.
“Vahedi & Amid are detained in Evin prison” Zamaneh Media reported. There is no information on the location of the LGBTIQ Rights activist, Mohammadi.
Center for Digital Resilience (CDR) reported that these activists identities has been impersonated to hack into other activists online accounts in & outside of Iran. Please follow #IranPrideSec on Twitter for updates on cyber attacks into Iranian LGBTIQ communities.
⚠️Breaking: a cyber attack among Iranian LGBTIQ community in social media is discovered. We will unveil them here in series of tweets with #IranPrideSec.
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— JAssist (@JoopeAAssist) September 18, 2018
JoopeA stands with peaceful civil movements for equal rights & condemns this kidnapping strongly.