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8/7/00
Hamshahri Journalist Ahmad Zeidabadi detained

Tehran, Aug. 7, IRNA -- Ahmad Zeidabadi, a writer working with the Tehran-based daily Hamshahri was detained here Monday morning on an order issued by judicial officials.

Zeidabadi who also worked with other periodicals was taken away by a group of more than 10 people who said they were acting on behalf of the court dealing with offences committed by government employees.

Mahdiyeh Mohammadi, Zeidabadi's wife, told IRNA that the group searched their house thoroughly and took with them some of writings and documents belonging to his husband.

Meanwhile, Judge Saeed Mortazavi, who is in charge of a press court, confirming the detention of Zeidabadi said he was arrested because he had defied an earlier call to report to the court.



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