June 26, 2021
Social Media Activist
Social media activist, political prisoner
Propaganda against the regime
Shakiba was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence in Tehran on June 14, 2021. Agents transferred him to Ward 209 of Evin Prison, which belongs to the Ministry of Intelligence.
On June 24, human rights sources quoted Shakiba's relatives saying he had informed them of his continued detention and interrogation during a brief telephone call with his relatives. He was charged with "propaganda against the regime” because of efforts on social media to "persuade people to boycott the presidential election."
Previously, Shakiba was arrested by security forces on February 22, 2017.
In December 2017, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced him to a total of 11 years in prison on two charges: "acting against national security through collusion" and "propaganda against the regime." While Shakiba was in prison, the verdict was upheld in the Court of Appeals.
He was released from Rajaei Shahr Prison in Karaj on March 6, 2021, most likely at the end of his prison term.