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Iran: Leaders of Advar Tahkim Student Group Arrested

Source: Rooz Online

At about 7pm on Tuesday night security agents in Tehran arrested three leadership members of the student alumni opposition group known as Advar Tahkim Vahdat. The three members of the organization's central council, Hassan Assadi Zeidabadi, Mohammad Sadeghi and Ali Malihi were taken to prison on Tuesday night.

Protests by AmirKabir University Students in Tehran on Wednesday

University students have been taking a leading role in anti-government protests. On November 4, many universities across Iran were the scene of protests.

Talking with Rooz, Zeidabadi's wife said, "Three people came to our house at about 8pm and showed a warrant to my husband, and then took him away." She added that the agents were courteous and talked with my husband for a short while before taking him with them. "They showed the signed warrant to him and it appeared that they were explaining why he was being arrested," she said.

In response to her question as to where the agents were taking her husband, Mrs. Khalafi said, "They said ward 209 of Evin prison and said that I could pursue the case at the security branch of the revolutionary court."

She also said that during the entire time they were in the house and spoke with her husband and herself, one of the agents video taped the whole episode.

Mrs. Khalafi said that she felt the reason for the arrest was the November 4th event adding that she hoped her husband would be released soon. She said she was going to the revolutionary court on Wednesday along with Mr. Mojtahedizadeh, Hassan Zeidabadi's defense attorney to pursue the case.

The arrest of the leadership of Advar takes place as Ahmad Zeidabadi, the secretary general and Abdollah Momeni, the spokesperson of the student alumni group have been behind bars for the past four months and are behind held in solitary confinement while their charges have not been officially communicated announced.

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