Journalist’s Family Uninformed About Detention Status

Jun 20, 20110 comments

In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, a source close to the family of detained journalist and political activist Farid Salavati said the family has no information about Salavati. “Since the afternoon of 12 June, when security forces stormed Farid’s home and arrested him, we have no information about him. All we know is that he was transferred to Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan,” the source said. “We were told that his charge is ‘propagating against the regime through cyber activities.’ Every time we go to pursue his case, we are told that his case judge has gone on a trip, and no one seems accountable. We are supposed to go back to the Revolutionary Court in Isfahan again on Saturday to see what happens,” the source continued. Farid Salavati is the grandson of the late high ranking cleric Allameh Jafari, and son of political activist Fazlollah Salavati, who was involved in the Islamic Revolution of 1979. He was arrested by security forces and transferred to Dastgerd Prison on Saturday, 12 June.