In continuation of the new wave of security pressures on journalists and political activists, on Tuesday morning of last week, Intelligence agents arrested journalist Hamid Moazeni in the southern city of Bushehr.
According to Human Rights House of Iran, despite efforts by various parties to obtain information, Hamid Moazeni’s whereabouts and condition remain unknown, and no reason has been given for his arrest. After he was detained the journalist was only able to speak to his mother for a few brief moments.
After his brief conversation with his mother, Hamid Moazeni’s friends and relatives expressed great concern for his welfare.
Hamid Moazeni worked for Mehdi Karoubi’s election campaign during the 2009 presidential elections. He was involved with many publications in Bushehr province. He edited weekly southern publications including “Birami”, “Avab Baharestan”, “Daryay-e Jonoub”, and “Salam Jonoub”.