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July 31, 2009

Former Member of Parliament and Paralympics gold medalist arrested

According to Kodoom, Ali Asghar Hadizadeh, prolific Iranian Paralympics two time gold medalist and a Member of the sixth Iranian Parliament was arrested during the silent demonstrations of Tir 24th (July 15) in Tehran’s Engelab Sq.
Ali Asghar Hadizadeh who is also the head of the Iranian blind team, became a paraplegic during the Iran Iraq war in which he became a decorated veteran. After his release from prison he resigned from his post. His arrest is the latest in the government’s attempts in silencing athletes, entertainers and artists.

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