Navid Mohebbi

Navid Mohebbi

Location: Amol, Iran
36° 28' 0.9984" N, 52° 21' 24.9984" E
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 18 Sep 2010

Reporters Without Borders reported the arrest of the 18-year-old blogger Navid Mohebbi at his home in Amol on 18 September by eight intelligence ministry officials. Acording to RWB, Mohebbi is facing the possibility of a long prison sentence. A women’s rights activist who keeps a blog called “The writings of Navid Mohebbi” (, he had been summoned and questioned several times by various intelligence services in the past year. He was beaten at the moment of his arrest and has been held in cell with ordinary offenders ever since."

Navid Mohebbi, is currently being tried behind closed doors before a revolutionary court in the northern city of Amol. His lawyer is not being allowed to attend the trial, which began on 14 November.

Mohebbi has been accused of “activities contrary to national security” and “insulting the Islamic Republic’s founder and current leader (...) by means of foreign media.” He has also been accused of being member of the “One Million Signatures” movement, a campaign to collect signatures to a petition for changes to laws that discriminate against women.

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