Wednesday, September 26, 2012

IRNA CEO Arrested – Taken to Evin

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)


Anonymous said...

The Khomeini revolution eats its children

Unknown said...

6 months in prison for writing an unpopular article, what a democracy.
This must make it very hard for the regime to keep arguing that there is freedom of expression and independent courts in Iran.

Anonymous said...

It's a sure sign when a regime starts arresting its own people, there is something rotten within the system,which will lead eventually to its imminent collapse.