Sunday, October 14, 2007

Human Rights Activist Arrested in Tehran

Emadeddin Baghi

Emadeddin Baghi, a prominent human rights activist and the head of a prisoner rights’ group, was attested today in Tehran.

IRNA quoted unnamed officials as saying Baghi was “doing his activities against national security under the cover of defending prisoners' rights.”

In 2003, Baghi was sentenced to three years in prison on similar charges. He served two years and one year was suspended. Now the suspended term reportedly will go into effect.

Baghi has been a vocal critic of the Islamic Republic’s treatment of political and all other prisoners.

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