Zia Nabavi Being Held in Ahvaz Intelligence Office Says Father
After a month without news from Zia Nabavi after being transferred from Ahvaz’s Karoon Prison to an unknown location, his father, Seyed Ali Akbar Nabavi, spoke with the International Campaign with Human Rights in Iran saying, “We learned last week that he is at the Ahvaz Intelligence Office, where he has been transferred. I went to see him there last week. He wasn’t bad.”
When asked about the reasons for the transfer Ali Akbar Nabavi replid, “I don’t know anything. I don’t know.” Last month, Zia Nabavi’s cellmates informed his father about his sudden transfer to an unknown location.
Zia Nabavi is a Chemical Engineering graduate of Noshirvani Industrial University in the city of Babol, who earned a top ranking in the sociology Graduate Entrance Examination in 2008, but was banned from continuing his education. Nabavi is the Spokesperson for the Right to Education Council. He was arrested on 15 June 2009. A Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Pirabasi, sentenced Nabavi to ten years in prison in exile at Karoon Prison in Ahvaz.