Omid Memarian

Omid Memarian

Location: Tehran, Iran
33° 47' 50.6724" N, 52° 33' 30.9384" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 10 Oct 2004 and 04 Dec 2004

On 10 October, 2004, Memarian was arrested on the orders of the Tehran Prosecutor's Office's Ninth Chamber. He was detained for posting articles on several reformist newspapers, his blogs and online publications, and was charged with spreading a "dark picture of the country and stoking women's issues." Five days later the authorities also searched Memarian's home and confiscated his personal notes and computer.[citation needed] He was detained until mid-December 2004. According to Human Rights Watch, Memarian and other journalists who had been detained were subjected to torture and solitary confinement, but before their release they were coerced into signing a confession letter which stated that they had been detained under good conditions.

Shortly before his arrest in 2004, Memarian had tried to attend a conference on Iranian civil society in New York. He had obtained a US visa, but en route in Frankfurt, US authorities refused to allow him to board his flight, saying that he was on a No Fly List. They provided no other information. He was arrested a few days after his return to Tehran.

 Source: Wikipedia

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