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Iranian Human Rights Activist Arrested

Iranian human rights activist Kaveh Ghasemi Kermanshahi was arrested today, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

A friend and colleague of Kermanshahi told Radio Farda that he was arrested this morning at his home in the western city of Kermanshah by security forces, who took away his computer and other personal belongings.

The reason for his arrest is not clear.

Kermanshahi, 25, is a member of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan. He is also belongs to the One Million Signatures Campaign that seeks to gather public support against laws that discriminate against women.

Kermanshahi had been active in reporting about human rights abuses and arrests in the Kurdish areas of Iran.