November 15, 2004

Four technicians released

Mehdi Derayatai, Hanif Mazrooie, Masoud Ghoreishi, and Asghar Vatanikhah were freed on bail last Thursday.

They were believed to be helping Rooydad, new websites close to the major reformist party, Iran Participation Front (Jebhe-ye Mosharekat). Mazrooie and Derayati's fathers are top members of the party and have been very active to negotiate for the release of their website's staff.

They spent up to three months in detention, much of it in solitary confinement in undisclosed location, according to Mostafa Derayati, father of Mehdi.

Sources: ISNA, ISNA

Posted at November 15, 2004 03:49 PM