Posted by: bahareiran | February 24, 2011

Arrests of political activists in Iran again and again

Iran arrests political activist in Golestan

According to reports, Hassan Rezayi, the spokesperson of Staff 88 in the province of Golestan and the head of the Youth Branch of the Participation Front in this province was arrested on February 20.

There is still no information on why he was arrested and where he is being kept. It seems he was arrested in relation to last year’s Ashura protests in Gorgan.

Before this, photographer Mohammad Hossein Mahini who is a law student at the Free Tehran University was arrested in this regard and 14 days after his detention, there is still no news on his whereabouts. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Feb. 22, 2011)

Iran arrests political activists and students in Mashhad

In the recent waves of the arrests of political, civil rights and student activists in Mashhad, Ali Razaqi Bahar, a political activist in Mashhad was arrested in his place of work by security forces.

According to reports, security forces arrested him on February 14 and then raided his home and seized some of his documents, vouchers and belongings. He was taken to the Mashhad Intelligence Agency Detention Center.

There is still no news on why this political activist was arrested.

Ehsan Kahou Kar and Mohamamd Ghafarian, two students in the Mashhad University were arrested in a gathering held in this university on February 20 to commemorate the memories of those slain in the protests. They were taken to an unknown location.

Ali Mansouri and Mohammad Hormoz-zadeh, two other students in this university who were arrested on February 20 are currently in the Mashhad Intelligence Agency Detention Center. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Feb. 22, 2011)

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