Saber Abbasian: 105 Days in Detention on False Accusations, Lack of Accountability from Authorities
A source close to Mohammad Saber Abbasian told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that 105 days after his arrest, his family has not been able to secure his release by posting bail. Shiraz’s Revolutionary Prosecutor continues to hold Abbasian under temporary detention. Abbasian was detained in the Intelligence Office in Fars province (also known as Detention Center No. 100) on 9 March 2010, by an order from the Revolutionary Prosecutor. His case file has now been referred to Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Courts in Shiraz.
Mohammad Saber Abbasian is a political activists from Shiraz who has a degree in Civil Engineering and is a graduate student of Political Science at Mofid University in Qom. Abbasian was an active member of the youth branch of the Islamic Participation Party in Fars, and was a youth campaigner for Mir Houssein Mousavi in last year’s presidential election. Charges raised against Abbasian by the Prosecutor include organizing and participating in illegal groups and activities in order to disturb national security, actions against national security, propaganda against the regime, insults against the Supreme Leader and regime officials, including the President, members of the Guardian Council, and the Judiciary branch.