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Former Tehran University Chancellor Charged

Mohmmad Maleki
Mohmmad Maleki
TEHRAN -- Mohammad Maleki, the former chancellor of Tehran University, has been charged with acting against Iran's national security, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

Maleki, 76, was arrested in Tehran in the crackdown that followed the protests against the controversial June 12 presidential election.

His wife told RFE/RL after meeting her husband in prison on September 14 that he seemed weak and his hands and legs were shaking.

Maleki was being treated for prostrate cancer when he was arrested on August 22.

Maleki's wife told RFE/RL on September 16 that he's being held in solitary confinement.

She said Maleki told her that he's usually being interrogated at midnight.

Maleki, a national religious activist, was appointed chancellor of Tehran University after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

In recent years he has been arrested several times and jailed. He was also jailed when the shah was in power.