Navid Mohebbi, a young Iranian student and blogger involved in the campaign of One Million Signatures for the Repeal of Discriminatory Laws against women, was arrested on Sep. 18 when eight security forces raided his father's house in the northern city of Amol.
According to the news published on several Persian websites, he was being severely beaten and his family being intimidated by the armed security agents. He had been summoned by security authorities on March 8, 2008 when he was a high school student, questioned, beaten and warned against the consequences of his activities.
His website is blocked by an entity which declares itself "the workgroup for discerning criminal content".
We the undersigned see Navid Mohebbi's arrest by security forces as an illegal, intimidating measure to further repress the Freedom of Speech granted to citizens according to Iran's Constitution as well as Human Rights Treaties.
We call for Mohebbi's immediate, unconditional release and an end to illegal, intimidating measures against blolggers, civil and human rights activists and journalists by Iranian authorities.
The Release Navid Mohebbi petition to Amnesty International, Iran's Judiciary was written by Anonymous and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.