Vahid Asghari

Vahid Asghari

Location: Iran
32° 25' 40.4688" N, 53° 41' 16.9656" E
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 11 May 2008

Vahid Asghari, a 24-year-old student in India, was arrested on May 11, 2008 at Tehran Airport and accused of hosting websites with “pornographic” content critical of the government. Amnesty International reports that Asghari wrote to a judge that “he had been subjected to torture, forced to make a televised ‘confession’ and forced to make spying allegations against high profile blogger Hossein Derakhshan.”

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