Manouchehr Bakhtiari, the father of Pouya Bakhtiari, who was arrested in late July this year, is still being held by security forces.
According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Manouchehr Bakhtiari, the father of Pouya Bakhtiari, who was arrested in Kish on the evening of Monday, July 13th, 2020, is still in custody.
The continued detention and lack of information about Mr. Bakhtiari’s condition has caused concern among the family and relatives of this civil activist.
Mr. Bakhtiari’s relatives reported the disappearance of Manouchehr Bakhtiari and his wife on the morning of Tuesday, July 15.
Earlier, the Campaign reported that Mr. Bakhtiari had traveled to Kish Island with his wife on the morning of Saturday, July 11th, 2020. He was detained by security forces while going to Kish Airport to return to Tehran on Monday evening of July 13th, 2020.
Pouya Bakhtiari is one of hundreds of Iranians who were shot dead by security forces during a nationwide protest on November 16th, 2019.