Thursday, September 27, 2007

322,300 dollars bail for temporary release of a reporter

The “revolutionary prosecutor” has asked for 322,300 dollars as bail, for the temporary release of reporter Soheil Assefi.

Mr. Assefi has been transferred to the public section of Evin prison, from 209, on 25 September after having changed his arrest through accepting bail.

He had been kept in solitary confinement during 54 days of detention. According to his mother, he had been subjected to psychological torture.

The prosecutor has not yet announced Mr. Assefis’ charges, but it appears that his arrest has to do with his engagement with an internet site called “Rooz”.

Mr. Assefis’ demanded bail appears to be considerately high in comparison to bail paid by two former detained American Iranians, Ali shakeri and Kian Tajbakhsh, who were also accused for trying to topple the regime.

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