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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dr. Kianoosh Saeedi Arrested on the Day of Ashoura

Dr. Kianoosh Saeedi Arrested on the Day of Ashoura

Human Rights Reporters Committee: 60 year old Dr. Kianoosh Saeedi who holds a chemistry PhD was arrested on the day of Ashoura (Sunday, December 27) on one of Tehran’s streets.

His family says they witnessed his arrest, but their referral to judicial sources has been fruitless and nobody is claiming responsibility. Dr. Saeedi has only called home once to let them know about the arrest. His family still does not have any information on the place and status of his detention. His old age has led to some concerns on his status.

Some media outlets believe more than 1000 were arrested on Ashoura.

The irresponsibility of government sources in regard to those arrested on Ashoura has increased the possibility of arbitrary measures on them.

- Arash Azizi, Persian2English

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