Agence France-PresseNovember 2, 2013 13:47
Iran on Saturday arrested the head of reformist daily Bahar, Saeed Pourazizi, for publishing an article seen by critics as questioning the beliefs of Shia Islam, Fars news agency reported.
"Today he was summoned to the prosecutor's office... He was arrested and transferred to Evin prison," in northern Tehran, his wife Masoumeh Shahriari told Fars.
Shahriari said the public prosecutor had "lodged a complaint" against Pourazizi, who was trying to negotiate being released on bail.
"We have not been informed about the amount of money needed for the bail," she said.