Number of Arrests after Ashoura Protests Exceeds 2000
Iran News Agency: December 30th 2009
Radio German 19/Dec/09: According to international news and trusted sources after Ashoura’s protest that ended in brutality with the regimes involvement, many political activists have been arrested.
Names of some of those who were arrested:
Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, journalist and spokesperson for Free Press
Shapoor Kazemi, Zahra RAhnavard’s brother
Mostafa Izadi, writer and journalist
Badrosadat Mofidi, secretary of the Association of Journalists
Keyvan Mehregan, political secretary for Etemad Newspaper
Nasrin Vaziri, press parliamentary correspondent ILNA and News Online
Zohreh Tonkaboni and Mahin Fahimi, Peace Mothers
Reza Tajik, journalist and national-religious activist
Sam Mahmoudi, journalist and photographer
Reformist news sources announced that the number of arrests reached 2000, and after Tehran, most of the arrests were from Isfahan.
- Nasim, Persian2English