Louis Arnaud, 35 as of January 2023, is a French banking consultant.
Arnaud was arrested on September 28, 2022, while traveling in Iran. His parents describe him as an avid traveler and “simple citizen of the world” who, prior, to arriving in Iran, had visited Italy, Greece, Turkey, Georgia and Armenia on the same trip. They said Arnaud had not “taken part in any protest, nor expressed ideas hostile to Iran, its government or Islam.”
Treatment in Captivity
Arnaud’s parents say he is being held in "very harsh detention conditions,” and that the authorities have denied them direct contact with him aside from one brief telephone call. The French ambassador to Iran visited Arnaud on December 11, 2022.