Iranian authorities continue arrest of dissidents Hessam Firouzi, Mohboubeh Karami,Behzad Mehrani amongst others
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Iranian authorities have started a new series of arrests as election protests continue nine months after the disputed June presidential elections.

Hessam Firouzi, human rights activists and physician to several political prisoners, was arrested by 15 security officers at his home. They also arrested his neighbour, Hamaseh Ghafari and raided the home of his nephew who is missing since two months ago.

Mohboubeh Karami, member of the One Million Signature Campaign to end discriminatory laws was also arrested last night charged with "disturbance and participation in gatherings." This is the fifth time authorities have arrested Ms. Karami.

Human rights activist and blogger, Behzad Mehrani was taken into custody today and at least two more activists were arrested in Esfahan last night.

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