Kaveh Ghassemi Kermanshahi Arrested

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Change for Equality: Kaveh Ghassemi Kermanshahi, human rights activist and a member of the One Million Signatures Campaign was arrested earlier today, February 3, 2010, in his home in the city of Kermanshah.

Based on reports, security officials went to the home of Kermanshahi early this morning, with an arrest warrant, though according to his family it is not clear which government body has issued the arrest order and why it was issued. After searching the premises and seizing Kaveh’s personal belongings such as his personal notes and his computer, the security agents arrested this human rights activist. It is unclear where he is currently being held.

Kaveh Ghassemi Kermanshahi is a journalist, active human rights activist and the spokesperson of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan. He is also a member of the One Million Signatures Campaign, a member of Jiar Organization (disbanded by the authorities) and ADVAR the student alumni organization.


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