Poor Conditions of Dr. Ali Akbar Soroush in Prison: Sari Intelligence Office’s Unprecedented Pressure and Interrogation

Apr 28, 20100 comments

Student sources told International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that 40 days after the arrest of Dr. Ali Akbar Soroush, a Mazandaran University professor and head of Participation Front’s Mazandaran Branch, he remains at Sari Ministry of Intelligence’s detention center under immense pressure and continued interrogation. In a letter entitled “Indictment,” a copy of which has been sent to International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Alireza Felahati, a student leader for Mazandaran Participation Party in Mazandaran, has expressed support for the university professor.  Falahati himself was arrested on the night of February 17, 2010 after security forces stormed his home.  He was released after 30 days in solitary confinement under difficult conditions. News Background: Ali Akbar Soroush , member of Mir Hossein Mousavi’s campaign staff in Mazandaran Province, has been brutally tortured by Mazandaran Intelligence agents over the past month to make confessions against himself.  Sources close to this political activist have expressed concern about his poor physical condition, reporting that he has resisted making the fake confessions so far. A Babol Science and Technology University authority told International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Dr. Ali Akbar Soroush has been dismissed from his teaching position at the university on orders from Ministry of Intelligence.  Dr. Ali Akbar Soroush is a professor Islamic History and a member of the Babol Science and Technology University faculty.  He was arrested by Ministry of Intelligence agents 40 days ago after he went to Babol Prosecutor’s Office.  His charges are unknown.  He was transferred to Sari Intelligence Office Prison (Shahid Kachooee) and his family and lawyer have been unable to visit him so far.

Source: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2010/04/poor-conditions-of-dr-ali-akbar-soroush-in-prison-sari-intelligence-offices-unprecedented-pressure-and-interrogation/