Iran: Arrest of participants at reform group gathering
The majority of participants in a prayers ceremony
for the release of an executive member of the reform group, Islamic Iran
Participation Front were arrested today.
Norooz website reports that according to eyewitness testimony tonight's ceremony
for the release of Shahabeddin Tabatabai, which took place at the detainee's
residence, was raided by security forces who appeared at the scene in three
vans. The report maintains that the participants were arrested and taken away in
the vans to an unknown location.
Amongst the detainees were the spouses of some of the members, as well as
Mohammadreza Jalaipour who had just recently been released after suffering two
months of solitary confinement.
Reports at hand also indicate that some of the participants are detained at Mr.
Tabatabai's home and are prohibited from leaving.
... Payvand News - 10/23/09 ... --