Security forces reportedly arrested Taheri at his father’s home on 11 March. He was then taken to Shiraz’s Pelake Sad detention centre and has since been in solitary confinement.
Hossein Taheri is a student at the Islamic Azad University in Shiraz. Thus far, his family have been reluctant to make their son’s story public due to security concerns.
Taheri’s father, a retired teacher, has been making regular visits to the city’s Revolutionary Court in order to obtain more information about his son’s detention, but to no avail.