Ali Asguar Jamali

Ali Asguar Jamali

Location: Qasvin, Iran
36° 16' 0.5484" N, 50° 0' 13.7196" E
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 02 Sep 2009

According to RSF, Ali Asguar Jamali, a blogger and doctor based in the northern city of Qasvin has been arrested along with other activists for "inciting actions against national security including protests and insults against government officials by means of publications and meetings," the news agency Fars reported on 2 September 2009.

Fars, which supports the militant Revolutionary Guards, quoted a Qasvin judge as saying Jamali was arrested as the head of the group of activists and as a "doctor having immoral relations with his patients." The court also claimed that "alcohol and evidence of membership of counter-revolutionary groups were also found in his office."

Jamali, who defends workers' rights and treats the poor free of charge, keeps a blog called "DR social-democrat".

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