Milad Bahri, a photographer and journalist from Shadegan city who was detained in May, was transferred to Shiban Prison after 20 days of arrest and interrogation at Shadegan and Ahvaz detention centers.
On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, officers of the Information Bureau arrested Mr. Bahri, 29, and transferred him to the Shadegan Information Bureau detention center.
According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, on Monday, June 3rd, 2019, Milad Bahri, a photographer and journalist from Shadegan city, was transferred from the detention center of Ahvaz’s Intelligence Office to Shiban Prison.
The cultural activist and photographer was transferred to the Detention Center of Ahvaz Information Office from Shadegan Information Detention Center after a few days of interrogation.
Karim Dahimi, a London-based human rights activist, told the Campaign about the detention of Mr. Bahri: “Milad Bahri, in addition to cultural activities, was very active in covering the flood related news and the problems in the Khuzestan province flooded areas.”
Despite the follow-up, there is still no news about the detention of the journalist and the alleged charges against him.
Since the floods in Khuzestan province and thereafter, the Revolutionary Guard Intelligence Agents arrested at least 70 civilian activists, humanitarian aid workers, Ahwazi poets, and teachers. It has been reported that some detainees in detention centers have been tortured physically and psychologically for confessions.
The detainees are from Shoaibeh, Shoushtar, Hamidieh, Mellashieh and several other areas of Ahvaz. Some of the detainees are charged with “participating in street protests,” “receiving cash aid from abroad to help flood victims,” and “publishing flood related rumors in cyberspace. “