Saturday, June 13, 2009

Widespread arrests in aftermath of Iran elections

According to BBC Persian, there has been widespread arrests of political figures in Iran. "A large number of political activists in Iran, including famous supporters of the two reformist candidates in the tenth presidential elections have been detained."

Among the arrested are the secretary-general and other members of the Iran's Islamic Participation Front, and two members of the Organization of the Islamic Revolution Mujaheddin, both of which were major organizations supporting the reformist faction and among the most important supporters of Mir-Hossein Mousavi.

Likewise, Ahmad Zeyd-Abadi, secretery-general of an organization supporting Mehdi Karrubi's candidacy, was detained.

Among the detained: Mohsen Mir-Damadi (secretary-general of Participation Front) and his wife, Zahra Mojaradi; Saeed Shari'ati, Abdollah Ramezanzadeh, Zohreh Aghajari (member, Participation Front), Behzad Nabavi and Mostafa Tajzadeh (both from Islamic Revolution Mujaheddin).

Read the report (in Farsi) here ...

Mousavi's Letter to Khamenei (in Farsi)

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