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July 10, 2012

Two Bahai students arrested in Tehran

PCED, July 10

Mi`ad Afshar (میعاد افشار), a Bahai studying development at the Bahai Open University (BIHE) and his brother Mithaq Afshar ( میثاق افشار ), a member of the PCED (an organisation that protests discrimination in higher education in Iran), were arrested when a large number of security agents raided their home in Tehran on the morning of July 9. The security forces searched their home and took all their personal possessions away. A court official at Evin Prison said that Mi`ad Afshar has been transferred to Bandar Abbas, which is apparently his home town. In March this year he was summoned to the “news” office (a euphemism for Iran’s secret service) in Bandar Abbas and threatened with arrest. On July 3, plain clothes agents appeared at his home (in Tehran) and searched his belongings, and showed a summons calling his brother Mithaq Afshar to appear in court at Evin Prison on July 8. Mithaq Afshar was recently expelled from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran (see the report on this blog, July 5)

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1 Comment »

  1. Ces jeunes aident votre pays dans son développement et vous les emprisonnez!!! Quelle erreur ! Libérez-les s’il vous plaît.

    Comment by Pochon Jacques — July 10, 2012 @ 18:58 | Reply

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