The Persian dissident Mojtaba (Bardia) Taherpur is in danger of deportation from Holland to Iran. He told "Persian Dutch Network ” today, September 4th, that the Dutch Immigration Office has rejected his asylum request. Taherpur, who was quite shocked, added: “IND has given me and my wife 28 days to leave the Netherlands.”
Taherpur problems began in 2005 when he was a student in Tehran. Iranian authorities prevented him from finishing his studies because of anti-government activities. Taherpur moved to Dubai to continue his studies and activities but during a short visit to his family in Tehran was sentenced to 1 month imprisonment and 80 lashes. Taherpur fled to The Netherlands through Turkey in November 2010.
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