Accessibility links

Breaking News

Iranian Father Concerned About Condition Of Jailed Son

TEHRAN -- The father of a student activist jailed more than two weeks ago has told Radio Farda that he is concerned about his son's condition following a disturbing meeting with the young man.

The detainee, Alireza Davoudi, was jailed after participating in peaceful student protests and press activities in the central Iranian city of Isfahan.

Davoudi's father said his son was shaking, could barely stand, had bruises on his face, and appeared to be under severe strain during their five-minute meeting in the courtyard of the jail.

Davoudi was detained at his home, and reportedly faces security charges.

About This Blog

"Watchdog" is a blog with a singular mission -- to monitor the latest developments concerning human rights, civil society, and press freedom. We'll pay particular attention to reports concerning countries in RFE/RL's broadcast region.


Latest Posts

Journalists In Trouble

RFE/RL journalists take risks, face threats, and make sacrifices every day in an effort to gather the news. Our "Journalists In Trouble" page recognizes their courage and conviction, and documents the high price that many have paid simply for doing their jobs. More