Iran General NewsIran arrests ex-president Khatami's aide: report

Iran arrests ex-president Khatami’s aide: report

-

AFP: A close aide to former Iranian reformist president Mohammad Khatami has been arrested by security forces, opposition websites reported on Thursday.

TEHRAN (AFP) — A close aide to former Iranian reformist president Mohammad Khatami has been arrested by security forces, opposition websites reported on Thursday.

Morteza Haji, who was education minister during Khatami’s first term from 1997 to 2001, was arrested on Wednesday evening, Rahesabz.net reported.

Rahesabz, which is close to reformist opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, cited “informed sources” as saying that Haji had been taken to Tehran’s Evin prison, but it did not say why he had been arrested.

The arrest comes after Khatami warned that more “restrictions” will be imposed on future elections in the Islamic republic, and called on the authorities to ensure “fairness” in the electoral process.

Haji was previously arrested in December 2009 following opposition protests against the re-election of conservative President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which turned deadly on the Shiite sacred day of Ashura.

Haji, who was among the founding fathers of Khatami’s non-governmental Baran organisation, was reportedly released in January 2010 after nearly two weeks in detention.

Latest news

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Who Is Abolqasem Salavati Iran Regime’s Killer Judge?

Last week, it was announced that the case of several people who were arrested during the Iranian People's uprising...

Iran Revolution Characteristics

More than two months have passed since the start of the latest round of protests in Iran against the...

Iran’s Regime Is Unable To Eradicate Protests

Totalitarian governments, whether be it a monarchy or a clerical regime, and their international supporters are pursuing the same...

Must read

Iran ‘baring its teeth’ in Afghanistan, officials say

AFP: In public, Afghanistan has played down US and...

Merkel, Sarkozy to discuss Iran after Bush visits

Reuters: The leaders of Germany and France meet on...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you