Iranian-British ex-BBC journalist in notorious Iran prison, relatives say

By REUTERS
February 7, 2016 14:31




DUBAI - The family of an Iranian-British former BBC journalist who was detained last week in Tehran were told on Saturday that he was in the capital's Evin prison, a friend told Reuters.

Bahman Daroshafaei, 34, a translator and former BBC Persian service reporter, was detained on Wednesday at his home, according to the opposition website Kaleme.com.

"His family went to Evin prison today. They managed to talk to someone on the phone who said Bahman was in Evin but he would not be able to contact his family for another week or so," said the friend, who was in direct touch with the family but declined to be named.

Daroshafaei's family said they had not been informed what the charges against him might be


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