Seven Cyber-Activist arrested in Mashhad

HRANA News Agency – On Sunday , July 27th , 2014 , security officers arrested “Hamid Hekmati, Ismaeel Izadi,Farid Saremi, Ali Chinisaz, Zahra Kaabi, Farjad Salehi” and another unnamed person in Mashhad.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), all seven Cyber-Activists were arrested at “Khak” Cultural Centre in Mashhad by Plainclothes security officers and transferred to an unknown location.

At the same time of these arrests, security officers raided “Saremi’s” and “Izadi’s” houses and after searching these houses, have confiscated computer sets, files, documents and satellite receivers.

Although several days passed since these Cyber-Facebook Activists were arrested, there is no news about their conditions and their whereabouts is unknown regardless of their families’ attempts to locate them.

It must be said that “Hekmati” and “Chinisaz” are known for their previous blogging activities which criticized Iranian Government and have been arrested -after Ashoora – in 2009 after Presidential election events. Also “Ismaeel Yazdi” was previously reprimanded due to his political and Student’s- Activities by Disciplinary Committee of his university.

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