September 01, 2004

Eight website technicians detained since two weeks ago

Gooya News reports that eight people have been detained in relation with the banned reformist news websites, Emrooz and Rouydad.

They are said to have been providing hosting services and other technical support to the editors of the news websites. However, the banned websites are still operating with new addresses on free hosting services such as BlogSpot.

Rumor has it that the son of , a prominent reformist politician and journalist and one of the key members of Jebhe-ye Mosharekat (Participation Front) is among the arrested. But he has had no contact with his family or friends since then and it's not clear where he is being kept.

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