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IIPF calls for inquiry into Sahabi's complaint

Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA -- The text of the letter the political activist Ezzatollah Sahabi has forwarded to the heads of the three branches of the government is alarming and revealed gross violation of human rights, the Islamic Iran Participation Front (IIPF) said on Sunday.

In his letter to the heads of the three branches of government, Sahabi complained against security agents for harassing him both inside and outside the prison.

Sahabi, the political activist with affiliation to Freedom Movement of Iran (FMI), was jailed in the past several years and is now free on bail.

"I prefer to be put to death if I've really posed a threat to the government system by expressing my political views. If not, why am I being subject to various kinds of harassment by the security agents even since I've been freed?" Sahabi said in his letter to President Mohammad Khatami, Majlis Speaker Mehdi Karroubi and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi.

The offices of the three top officials have expressed concern about Sahabi's complaint and said that they would immediately launch inquiry into the matter.

"The text of the letter unfortunately reveals activity of rouge groups working in parallel with the state organs as intelligence or judicial agents to fight political opponents," IIPF said in the statement.

The IIPF condemned such a methodology it said is being pursued by 'rouge groups' and called for serious inquiry into the case.

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