Saturday, 11 June 2016 12:05

Keyvan Pakzadan still held incommunicado

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Keyvan Pakzadan a Bahai from Tehran, who was arrested as he was leaving his sister’s home on June 1, is still being held, without contact with his family.

At the time of his arrest, agents not only searched his home and workplace and seized some of his personal effects, they also searched through his sister and brother-in-law’s effects and seized a laptop, flash drives, contracts, a Will, receipts, signed cheques and working notes. A previous report stated that Mr. Pakzadan was allowed to contact his family briefly, and told them that he has been taken to section 209 in Evin Prison, which is run by the Ministry of Intelligence.

This is not confirmed in the present report, but in the days following their son’s arrest, his parents came from the city of Kalaleh, in Gulestan Province, to seek information from the Ministry of Intelligence in Tehran, where Evin Prison is located, but have received no news of the whereabouts of their son. It would appear that their requests for information are being sent to a Court named after the late Moqaddas Ardabili which has not responded. Mr. Pakzadan must therefore be considered to be detained incommunicado, location unknown.

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