Student Activist Rashid Esmaili Arrested in Esfahan

Posted on: September 11th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – student activist Rashid Esmaili has been arrested by security forces in Esfahan. Esmaili, an executive member of the student group Tahkim-e Vahdat, was arrested on Saturday September 8 without an arrest warrant.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Esmaili was first arrested in December of 2009 while he was undergoing cancer treatment. He was banned from graduate studies in human rights at Allameh University and in recent months was involved in journalistic activities with various websites.

His mother told that Esmaili will be held by the Revolutionary Guards Security branch until his interrogation is complete.