Iranian Political Prisoner, Behrooz Javid-Tehrani Freed

Stop Fundamentalism – A prominent Iranian political prisoner, Behrooz Javid-Tehrani , who was arrested as a student activist for having contact with anti-regime groups has been released, says HRA News Agency, the Iranian dissident Human Rights Activists.

Javid-Tehrani was 19 years old when first he was arrested and overall has spent 11 years in different Iranian prisons for political reasons.

According to HRA the security forces were trying to keep Javid-Tehrani  in prison with an excuse of having distributed a video clip of another political prisoner but the charges were dropped and he was released.

Mr. Javid-Tehrani was one of the students who were arrested during the July 1999 student uprising in Iran.  He endured much torture and harsh treatment in prison according to new reports.  For years he has been the only student still left in prison from the 1999 uprising.

Because of the tortures he received through the years, Javid-Tehrani ’s health has deteriorated greatly and he had to spend a lot of his time in prison’s hospital.

Behrooz Javid-Tehrani was the subject of many international human rights groups’ activities including the Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

Javid-Tehrani spent many years in different prisons in Iran including the notorious Evin prison.  The final prison he was released from was the Rajaie Shar prison in Karaj.