Ali Akbar Javanfekr, the CEO of IRNA - Iran’s official news agency, was arrested today in Tehran and taken to the notorious Evin prison to serve a six-month sentence for publishing an article about Islamic dress that was deemed offensive to public decency.
Ali Akbar Javanfekr was also a close aide to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He was arrested today while Ahmadinejad was making a speech at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
Javanfekr is the third high-profile political figure to be arrested in as many days. In the past two days, Faezeh and Mehdi Hashemi were arrested and taken to Evin.
File photo: Ali Akbar Javanfekr (IRNA)