According to the latest reports, Ali Shakoori-Raad, senior member of Participation Front (reformist), was arrested today. Shakoori-Raad was one of the few senior reformist figures who has not yet been arrested since the rigged presidential election in 2009.
Following the controversial remarks made by the Prosecutor General regarding the ban of the two major reformist parties (Participation Front and Mojahedin of Islamic Revolution Organization), despite the initial ruling of the court in which the activities of Participation Front were announced legal and resumed, Ali Shakoori-Raad in two separate notes challenged the remarks made by the General Prosecutor.
Shakoori-Raad published the documents from the initial court ruling on his personal web-log and called on the General Prosecutor to be dismissed because of his baseless remarks. According to reports these notes were the reason behind Shakoori-Raad’s arrest today!