Children’s Rights Activist Afshin Hyratian Arrested

HRANA News Agency – Afshin Hyratian, a Baha’i citizen and children’s rights activist, was arrested on Saturday, August 20, 2011.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Afshin Hyratian was detained while he was leaving his house.Following his family’s inquires, it has been reported that Afshin Hyratian is currently locked up in Evin Prison, Ward 350.

Afshin Hyratian was arrested on June 3, 2010 in a park in front of the Iranian Artists’ Forum in Tehran and spent two months in temporary custody.He was then freed on bail.Afshin Hyratian has been sentenced to 4 years in prison, but his case is being reviewed by the Appeals Court.

While he was behind bars in Evin Prison, Ward 209, this Baha’i citizen was severely tortured in order to obtain televised confessions from him.