Posted by: bahareiran | June 26, 2011

No news on student activist one month after arrest

Ashkan Zahabian

Ashkan Zahabian, a student activist and member of the Office for Consolidating Unity and Karroubi’s election staff during the 2009 presidential elections is still detained in a solitary cell in the Sari Intelligence Agency 34 days after his third arrest.

He was sentenced to prison on charges of ‘disrupting order, instigating the public to demonstrate and organizing protests in Mazandaran University’.

According to this report, there are concerns that he is under mental and physical pressure to make false confessions. The fact that he was arrested and kept in a solitary cell for such a long time shows that [security officials] are trying to pin new charges against this political activist. (Kalameh Website – Jun. 4, 2011)


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