Four activists from the youth branch of the reformist Islamic Participation Front have been detained after they were summoned to a resident court in Evin prison. According to opposition website Rahesabz, prison officials cited “plan[s] to hold certain meetings” as the reason of their arrest. The four detained members are Hadi Heidari, Fatemeh Arab-Sorkhi, Mohammad Shafiyi and Alireza Taheri.
Officials detained for 15 hours three human rights activists who were attempting to compile a list of missing persons. Aleksandr Cherkasov of the Moscow-based Memorial Human Rights Center said neither the reason for their detention nor their release were explained. Civil liberties groups including Human Rights Watch have called for an investigation into the detentions.