The group say in a statement posted on a newly launched blog 'freehamedsaber' that Saber, a graduate in computer science from one of Iran's top universities (Sharif University), is a bright and religious young man who didn't have ties to any political group or organization.
They say Saber, the winner of a Bronze medal in an international scientific competition, had the possibility to emigrate but he preferred to stay in Iran and work for its "independence and economic progress." The statement calls on Iranian leaders to give Saber a fair trial.
"We call on the country's [officials] to respect each other's ideas and create such conditions where all people particularly experts can freely play a role in the country's progress."
Here are links to some of the pictures Saber had taken from the post-election events, which he posted on his flickr and picasa web pages under his real name
His photos were posted and used by many publications and websites. One of Saber's photos reportedly made the front cover of the German magazine "Der Spiegel"
-- Golnaz Esfandiari