Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Ahmad Asgari, journalist, poet, and student activist remains incommunicado with no precise information about his whereabouts one month after his arrest.
According to CHRR, Ahmad Asgari was detained by Security agents at Tehran’s Fadak Park on June 20 and transferred to an undisclosed location. During the past month he has been banned from his legal right to visitations and there is no information about his physical condition.
Despite the fact that the journalist is inflicted with neurological ailments and is epileptic, his needed medication has not been provided to him. During the past weeks Asgari has been put under intense harassment by interrogators in their attempt to build a case against the journalist. He has been pressured to accept charges of having relations with foreign organizations, and possibly Moharebeh (enmity with God).
Ahmad Asgari’s articles have been published in Karoon, Mardom Salari and Etemad newspapers, along with several websites focused on political and economic issues. Asgari is a university student at Azad University on his last year studying international relations. He was first arrested in January 2010, and released on bail after being held for 3 months. He was arrested again on June 14, 2013 as he was taking pictures of the voting areas – he was released a few hours later after his camera and mobile phone were confiscated. He was actively pursuing information about political prisoner Mohsen Rahmani during the time of his third arrest on June 20. Asgari remains incommunicado and his condition is unknown since the time of his last arrest.