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Security agents raid Akbar Ganji's home, threaten wife and daughter

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard has appealed to imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji to call off his hunger strike as dozens of plainclothes agents of the Tehran state prosecutor raided his home, insulted and roughed up his wife and daughter, and threatened to arrest them for "spying."

The raid on Ganji's Tehran home began at around 9:00 a.m.(local time) and lasted more than an hour. The agents searched the apartment and seized many documents, photo albums, computer diskettes, diaries and personal effects belonging to his daughter. His wife, Massoumeh Shafiie, was handcuffed, hit and threatened with arrest for "transmitting information to foreign media." His daughter was also threatened.

To read RSF's letter to Ganji, click:

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