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Monday, April 14, 2008

Wife of Azerbaijani activist arrested in Iran

Ms Rugeyye Lisani, wife of the prominent Azerbaijani activist Mr Abbas Lisani, was arrested at her home on April 12, the Azeri Press Agency reported the same day.

Iranian sources told the news agency that Iran’s secret police searched Ms Lisani’s house, seized her computer and arrested her, all without a warrant.

Mr Lisani is currently serving a prison term in Yazd, in central Iran, and his wife regularly speaks out about the physical violence he has been subjected to.

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