Sina Motalebi

Sina Motalebi

Location: Tehran, Iran
34° 5' 20.6196" N, 52° 54' 36.5616" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 20 Apr 2003 and 14 May 2003

On 20 April 2003 he was arrested by intelligence division of law enforcement because of his writings in his weblog and newspapers, and his interviews with foreign media.

He was detained 23 days in solitary confinement in a secret detention centre before he was released on bail.

In December 2003 Sina left the country for the Netherlands where he sought asylum. He recalled his experiences in his weblog as well as a joint press conference held by Human Rights Watch and Reporters sans frontières (in June 2004).

The judiciary responded by arresting his father, Saeed Motalebi and charged him with “assisting the escape of an accused person,” an apparent reference to his son’s departure from Iran, despite the fact that Sina Motalebi left Iran legally.

Saeed Motalebi was detained for 10 days in a secret detention centre before being released.

Source: Wikipedia

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