Members of the Iranian Democratic Front were Arrested on the Road to Pasargad

Hashmatollah Tabarzadi, secretary-general of the Iranian Democratic Front, along with three other members of the organization, were detained by security forces on their way to Pasargad to commemorate the day of Achaemenid and taken to an unknown location.

According to videos released on social Media, the Islamic Republic’s police force, like in recent years, closed major roads leading to the tomb of Cyrus the Achaemenid king in Pasargad.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, the Iranian Democratic Front Secretary-General Hashmat Tabarzadi, along with other members of the organization, were detained by security forces and taken to an unknown location.

This political activist, along with other members of the organization, Parviz Safari, Mohammad Rostami and Sayed Mohammad Mirsoltani, were planning to travel to the Cyrus tomb to celebrate the October 29th that is allocated by Cyrus Achaemenid supporters as Cyrus Day but were arrested by security forces at the Abadeh trooper station.

Other members of the Iranian Democratic Front have also been summoned and interrogated over the past few days by telephone and were told to not attend the ceremony.

According to the report, at about 7 PM on Tuesday, security forces entered Mr. Tabarzadi’s home and after meticulously searched the house, seized some personal items such as books, laptops, tablets and more.

In recent days, some civil and political activists have reported that the security police have summoned them to make a written commitment not to attend the Cyrus Day event.

Since the 2016, thousands of people gathered to celebrate Cyrus Day in Pasargad. Law enforcement has been blocking the roads leading to his tomb each year.

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