October 22, 2009

Numerous Reformers Detained at a Prayer Session

According to BBC Persian, security forces arrested an estimated 50-60 members of Iran’s Participation Front who were attending a Komeil Prayer session. 
The prayer session was held at one of the relatives of Shahab Tabatabaei, a political prisoner who was arrested after the June election.  One of the eyewitnesses reportedly saw three vans filled with detainees. 
Shahab Tabatabaei, who was the head of Campaign 88 (Young supporters of Mousavi and Khatami), was recently sentenced to five years in prison.
Update: According to Norooz News, the exact number of people arrested at the prayer session is 71.  Four women have reportedly been moved to Evin prison.

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