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Video: Protesters were beaten up in a rally demanding freedom of prisoner of conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri in Tehran, Iran

Iran: 24 October 2016

Recent reports indicate that a number of demonstrators were beaten up and arrested in the protest rally demanding freedom of prisoner of conscience

Mohammad Ali Taheri which took place on October 21, 2016, outside the Baghiyatollah Hospital in Tehran.

Security forces raided the protest rally and injured and arrested many including a number of women. At least 15 people were arrested.

According to eyewitnesses, security forces hit a woman on the head with batons, causing her to pass out, and arrested her child.

 

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