Fariborz Raisdana

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Security forces summoned Raisdana, an economics analyst and contributor to Kar-o-Kargar and Ava-ye Kar, to Evin Prison to start serving a one-year prison term. The publications focus on labor issues.

Raisdana was first arrested in December 2010 after he gave an interview to the BBC Persian service criticizing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s economic subsidy cuts, news reports said. released on bail, he was sentenced in May 2011 to a year in prison on charges of “propagating against the regime,” according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.