A Demotix reporter has been arrested and had his camera seized in Iran.
The contributor, who submitted videos from the streets of Tehran to Demotix, contacted us late last night after being released from custody by police. His camera, car and ID card were seized by police, and he was told to report back to police today, 17 June, to be handed to a judge.
While in custody, he was led by officials to believe that were he to be found guilty as a spy, he could be executed.
He said, “Just pray for me. Ten years ago in ‘Koye daneshgah’ [Tehran University] I was arrested, and it's a nightmare for me to repeat my memories...”
Demotix is in contact with the contributor, and we are following developments closely.
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