Iran: Alireza Saghafi arrested by intelligence officers

As part of the widespread arrests of activists in Iran during the past few days Alireza Saghafi was arrested on Monday, February 1, 2010. He is a member of the Iranian Writers’ Association and a labour rights activist who was arrested on May Day 2009 in Tehran’s Laleh Park.

Mr Saghafi has been summoned by the Revolutionary Court many times and charged with attending the gathering in Laleh Park on International Labour Day. Around 150 workers and labour rights activist were arrested on May Day 2009, including Alireza Saghafi and his son Mohsen.

Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network
5 February 2010.

Source: Labour Rights Defence Centre