Dr. Jalali was arrested in 2016 and was asked by intelligence agents to spy for Iran. He refused and was tortured into "confessing" on camera to spying for Israel. The now 50-year-old has since disowned the words he was made to say.
Saeed Madani, a prominent sociologist, was arrested this week as the Islamic Republic’s attempts to crack down on the ongoing protests in Iran and on influential members of society who might publicly comment on the unrest.
A fired employee of the Mostazafan Foundation went on a lethal shooting spree at his former workplace in Ilam, western #Iran, on Wednesday, killing three of his fomer colleagues and then himself.