Student Activist Eftekhar Barzegarian Being Held in Hardened Criminals’ Ward
A source close to the case of student activist Eftekhar Barzegarian told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that six months after this student’s arrest, he remains in Vakil Abad Prison’s dangerous criminals ward. Eftekhar Barzegarian is a Mashad Ferdowsi University student who has been deprived from continuing his education.
Despite earlier news about the Revolutionary Courts’ decision to allow his release on bail and last month’s announcement that his detention orders would end on 25 February 2010, Barzegarian remains in illegal detention and without orders, continuing his state of limbo.
It should be mentioned that Barzegarian had received bail orders, but his case investigator refused to accept the bail for his release. Eftekhar Barzegarian was expelled from his university after he had been deprived from continuing his education for four terms. During recent presidential elections, he was head of Mehdi Karroubi’s student campaign in Mashad.