Mother of imprisoned student dies of stroke after raid by security forces

GVF — The mother of student activist Arash Sadeghi has died of a stroke after a raid by security forces on his home. 

The Green Voice of Freedom has learned that the mother of recently released student activist Arash Sadeghi suffered a stroke after security forces raided his home just days after he was temporarily released from prison. His mother passed away four days later in hospital.

Arash Sadeghi is a member of the central council of the Islamic Association of Allameh Tabataba’i University who was arrested during the aftermath of the fraudulent 2009 presidential election. He was temporarily released after more than eighteen months in prison. His mother suffered a stroke a few days into his release after security forces raided his home at 4 O’clock in the morning without any verbal or written notice prior to the raid.

Sadeghi was sentenced to a six-year jail term and received another three-year suspended prison sentence after being tried in court after the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president. While in prison Sadeghi’s shoulder was dislocated twice and he received a broken tooth during his interrogations.

Sadeghi is a member of the Islamic Iran Participation Front (Mosharekat) and a master’s student in philosophy at Allameh Tabataba’i University.



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