Sixty people detained accused of running “obscene” sites

22 Nov 2010

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The spokesman of the Iranian judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei, told a press conference today that 60 individuals have been arrested in connection with running “obscene” Persian websites.

Ejei added that these individuals had organized a network in Mashhad, Tabriz, Esfahan, Mazandaran and Shiraz. These individuals, according to the spokesman, were arrested by the intelligence unit of the Revolutionary Guards and some were released on bail.

Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei also denied the charges made about the situation of political prisoners in the letter published by the detained political activist Abdollah Momeni. Earlier, Abdollah Momeni published a letter describing severe forms of abuse and torture which he and some of his inmates have been subjected to. He also claimed that his interrogators have told him that the judges have no say in his fate.

Ejei denied these charges, saying “physical confrontation and harsh words” might have occurred during the arrests but that in prisons there is no need for any abuse.

The spokesman for the judiciary also condemned Mir-Hossein Mousavi for his latest announcement on Saturday. Ejei maintained that the opposition leader has merely “added another document to the legal file against him and this individual and the likes of him will surely be prosecuted.”

Mohseni Ejei also referred to the two detained German nationals, who were arrested while making contact with the son and lawyer of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to stoning. He noted that the two Germans are suspected of espionage but indicated that they have not been formally charged yet. He added that there have been no new developments in the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.

source: Radio Zamaneh

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