Dec 172012
 
 December 17, 2012  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Steve Stecklow reports:

 In the summer of 2008, Iranian security agents arrived at the family home of Saleh Hamid, who was visiting his parents during a break from his university studies.

The plain-clothes agents, he says, shackled him and drove him blindfolded to a local intelligence detention center. There, he says, they beat him with an iron bar, breaking bones and damaging his left ear and right eye.

Hamid says the authorities accused him of spreading propaganda against the regime and contacting opposition groups outside Iran. The evidence? His own phone calls.

Read more from Reuters.

Thanks to  Joe Cadillic for the link.

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