Shaykh Hafiz Towhid Qureshi, was arrested by security forces in August 2014 and taken to an unknown location.It has now emerged that he is being held in solitary confinement in Evin prison in Tehran, and despite three months of detention, has only been allowed minimal contact with his family to confirm his whereabouts and health.
The official reason for his arrest and detention are still unknown.
Shaykh Hafiz Towhid Qureshi, the Imam of the ‘Imam Shafi’i Masjid’ in Sholoqun village, Gilan province, was active in preaching Sunni beliefs within the Shia-dominated Iran.
One of his relatives, who did not want to be named, said that Shaykh Hafiz was arrested “because he used to preach Sunni teachings and defend Sunni beliefs during his sermons and speeches.”
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