Former political prisoner arrested by intelligence agents in Tehran

According to reports, Hossein Niakan, a shop owner in the Tehran Bazaar was arrested and taken to section 209 in Evin Prison after a raid by intelligence agents.
Hossein Niakan, 47, was arrested at about 1:30 am on February 7 after intelligence agents stormed his home. Six intelligence agents participated in this attack and were led by one of the head interrogators in the intelligence agency known as Alavi.
This interrogator searched all the rooms of Niakan's home and confiscated his cell phone, satellite receiver, laptop, telephone book and his personal notes.
Niakan's son was interrogated by these agents for one hour in his home.
Hossein Niakan was a political prisoner in the 80's. He was jailed from 1982 to 1990 and was under brutal torture in this time.
He was under the control of the intelligence agency and was summoned to the intelligence agency on several occasions. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Feb. 25, 2010)


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