High School Student and Blogger in Solitary Confinement for over 30 Days
Blogger and high school student Navid Mohebbi’s remains in solitary confinement a month after his arrest pending clarification of his case, a local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Mohebbi’s charges have not yet been determined by Mazandaran Province judicial authorities. His family and lawyer, Mina Jafari, have not been able to visit with him.
The Mazandaran Province Intelligence Office informed Mohebbi’s family that until Mohebbi shows remorse for his previous activities, he will remain in solitary confinement and will not be released, the source told the Campaign.
Navid Mohebbi was arrested by Mazandaran Province Intelligence forces on 18 September, and was transferred to the Intelligence Office’s Detention Center. Sources close to Mohebbi’s family reported that intelligence forces beat him severely at the time of arrest. Mohebbi is a high school senior in the City of Amol. Previously, the Amol Intelligence Office arrested and detained Mohebbi for several days to interrogate him during International Women’s Day (8 March) protests and also during the national celebration of Charshanbeh Souri holiday in March 2010.