Source: Radio Zamaneh
Spokesman for Iranian judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei told a press
conference today that 60 individuals have been arrested in connection with
running "obscene" Persian websites.
Spokesman for Iran's
judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei
Ejei added that these individuals had organized a network in
Mashhad, Tabriz, Esfahan, Mazandaran and Shiraz.
These individuals, according to the spokesman for the judiciary, were arrested
by the intelligence unit of the Revolutionary Guards and some were released on
Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei also went on to deny the charges made about the
situation of political prisoners in the letter published by detained political
activist, Abdollah Momeni.
Earlier, Abdollah Momeni published a letter describing severe forms of abuse and
torture which he and some of his inmates have been subjected to and also
claiming that his interrogators have told him that the judges have no say in his
Ejei denied these charges saying "physical confrontation and harsh words" might
have occurred during the arrests but in prisons there is no need for any abuse.
The spokesman for the judiciary also went on to condemn MirHosein Mousavi for
his latest announcement on Saturday. Ejei maintained that the opposition leader
has merely "added another document to the legal file against him and this
individual and the likes of him will surely be prosecuted."
Following the controversial re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, MirHosein
Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, his opponents in the elections, challenged his
victory accusing the government of rigging the ballot. Islamic Republic
hardliners have repeatedly called for the arrest of these two leaders for their
refusal to accept the legitimacy of Ahmadinejad's government.
While the state's fierce reaction to street protests has put an end to
demonstrations, the opposition leaders continue to issue statement and insist
that the resistance movement against the current government is growing.
Mohseni Ejei also referred to the two detained German nationals, who were
arrested while making contact with the son and lawyer of Sakineh Mohammadi
Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to stoning. He noted that the two Germans
are suspected of espionage but indicated that they have not been formally
He added that there have been no new developments in the case of Sakineh
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