Dr. Matin Fattahian Arrested

Posted on: May 17th, 2010

HRANA – Dr. Matin Fattahian, a Kurdish citizen residing in Tabriz, has been arrested by security forces.

Based on reports received by HRANA, a Kurdish doctor residing in Tabriz by the name of Matin Fattahian has been arrested over the past week by the security forces in this city and has been taken to an unknown location.

Reports indicate that security forces raided the doctor’s residence and in addition to searching the home, confiscated some of his personal belongings.



Azarbaijani Civic Activist Hossein Mohammadi Alvar Arrested

Posted on: May 15th, 2010

HRANA – On May 4th, Tabriz intelligent agents arrested Hossein Mohammadi Alvar, a civil rights activist in Azerbaijan and a fan of Tractor Sazi F.C.

According to Savalan Sesi, a few hours after a phone call between this Azeri civil rights activist and the chairman of Tractor Sazi F.C., Tabriz intelligent agents went to Mr. Mohammadi’s father’s house and detained Mr. Mohammadi without an arrest warrant. They also confiscated his computer, books, and personal belongings.
His arrest took place shortly after his phone conversation with the chairman of Tractor Sazi F.C., in which Mr. Mohammadi requested a lawful action about an incident that occurred in a recent soccer game between Tractor Sazi and Sanat Mes Kerman. In that game, 13,000 Persian fans of Sanat Mes Kerman chanted racist slogans against Tractor Sazi team and Azeris, and Mr. Mohammadi demanded Tractor Sazi F.C. to peruse this incident through the Football Federation of Iran.
Furthermore, according to family members of Mr. Mohammadi, he called his home on May 8th and told his family that he has been kept in solitary confinement in Tabriz Intelligence Service.
Before this, Mr. Mohammadi was arrested on April 2nd while attending a gathering in support of Lake Urmia and was release on bail.