Posted by: bahareiran | February 12, 2011

Iran arrests 7 political and civil rights activists ahead of fresh protests

According to reports, on the eve of February 14 for which dissident leaders had requested a permit from the government to hold a march, a new wave of arrests have started and a number of political, civil rights and media activists were arrested.

On Wednesday night, security forces went to the home of Dr. Sharif Zadegan, a professor at the Beheshti University who was the head of Moussavi’s Stratum Committee in the run up to the 2009 presidential elections and arrested him…

Also in the past few days, Meisam Mohammadi, journalist, writer and researcher was also arrested for unknown reasons.

Taqi Rahmani, Mehdi Karroubi’s advisor who is also a civil-religious activist was also arrested last night.

Saleh Noqreh Kar, the Secretary of Moussavi’s Law Committee who is also Zahra Rahnavard’s (Moussavi’s wife) nephew was arrested in the middle of last night in his home. Security forces searched his home for four hours before arresting him for unknown reasons.

Dr. Mostafa Mir Ahmadizadeh, a cleric and law professor at the Qom Mofid University who was also a student of the late dissident cleric, Ayatollah Montazeri, was arrested in the afternoon today by security forces in Qom and was taken to the Intelligence Agency Detention Center in this town. (Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Feb. 10, 2011)

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