- U.S. casts doubt on credibility of Iran election
- Demonstrations in two Iranian universities
- Shahrokh Zamani and Khaled Hardani are on hunger strike
- Another civilian is sentenced to death in Khomeini Shahr
- Five Years of Imprisonment for Baha'i Leaders
- Kurdish Death Row Prisoner Transferred, His Lawyer Arrested
- US Congress Moves Toward Full Trade Embargo on Iran
- Israel says UN pressure having no effect on curbing Iran nukes
- U.S. Congress moves to tighten sanctions on Iran
- Iran pushes ahead with new nuclear plant that worries West
- Iran acts to expand sensitive nuclear capacity: diplomats
- CIA head visits Israel to discuss Syria, Iran's nuclear program
- Women skirt Iranian music ban with fancy dress
- Religious leaders ban 30 women from running for Iran's presidency
- Iranian cleric: Women can't be president in Iran
- Iranians marrying foreigners without state consent face prosecution
- More women smuggling drugs out of Iran
- Canada’s High Court could try Iran for Zahra Kazemi murder
- Iranian troops are fighting in Syria, says US
- Iran hackers aiming at U.S. energy firms
- Bahrain claims Iranian drone found
- UK: Iran, Hezbollah increasing support for Assad
- When it comes to Syria and Hezbollah, Israel is walking a tightrope
- IRGC: World now eying Iranian regime's resistance
Saturday 08 October 2011
Amir Ali Allamehzadeh, journalist and former International Desk Editor of ILNA News Agency, remains in detention since his arrest by plainclothes forces 20 days ago. No security organization has yet accepted responsibility for his arrest. Allamehzadeh was arrested by three plainclothes forces at his father’s home in Tehran on Sunday, 18 September. Though judicial authorities have not revealed the detention location of the journalist, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he is detained inside IRGC’s Ward 2-A at Evin Prison.
At the time of his arrest, plainclothes forces took several personal items belonging to Allamehzadeh and his family, including several computer hard disks, cell phones, and his handwritten notes. According to the source, the warrant presented at the time of Allamehzadeh’s arrest was issued by Branch 14 of the Government Employees and Media Court. This court is responsible for reviewing media crimes.
During the past 20 days, Allamehzadeh has only been allowed to contact his family once for under two minutes. According to sources close to the journalist, he suffers from spinal disk problems and his family is concerned about his health condition.
According to the source, the journalist’s family has been unable to visit with him, despite their repeated trips to Evin Prison. Considering Allamehzadeh’s warrant came from the Media Court, it appears that he was arrested for his journalistic activities.
Source: International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran