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Female reformer Asal Esmailzadeh arrested

05/02/2011

GVF — Reformist activist Asal Esmailzadeh has been arrested, according to reports.

According to the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, Asal Esmailzadeh was arrested on Sunday night while returning home.

After inspecting her residence and confiscating a number of her personal possessions, security forces took the activist to an unknown location. The forces said the reason for her arrest was her “taking part in illegal assemblies.”

During 2009 presidential race, Esmailzadeh was a campaigner for opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran’s northern Tajrish district.

 

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