Iran: Judiciary spokesperson says jailed academic detained for security reasons

Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi

Press conference for Judiciary Spokesperson Mohseni Ejeie
Fars reporter: In recent weeks, a number of people have been arrested for unknown reasons, such as Mr. Beheshti. Some groups consider some of these arrests as pertaining to guilds. Please specify whether these arrests were in relationship to guilds or whether there were other reasons and the charges these people have been found guilty of.
Mohseni Ejeie: The person you named was sentenced to five years in prison and there were no issues to do with guilds; he committed a security offense and his case has been seen to and he was arrested, after being convicted and after his sentence was finalized, to serve his prison term. (Tabnak state-run Website – Sep. 17, 2017)

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