A Full Month After Arrest, Still No News on Freelance Photojournalist
A full month after the arrest of freelance photojournalist Reza Entesari, there is still no news available about him. A source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the photojournalist was arrested along with a large group of Dervishes in late August 2011 when he was photographing a gathering of Gonabadi Dervishes, and was transferred to Evin Prison’s Ward 209.
According to the source, the former photography student has not had any contact with his family and has been not been allowed to see a lawyer. Several other individuals arrested with Entesari, including Alireza Roshan, Ali Karami, Mehdi Osanlou, Farzaneh Nouri, Farzad Darvish, Behzad Nouri, and Ali Astaraki, were released 3 October 2011.