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HRANA News Agency – Journalist and student activist Ahmad Asgari has been arrested.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Asgari is a student activist studying international relations at the School of Political Science in Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch. On Thursday night, June 20, 2013, police arrested Asgari in Tehran’s Fadak Park.
After being detained, security agents took him to his house where they seized a number of his personal belongings following a thorough search of the premises.
“They took him and his stuff to Evin Prison,” one of his family members said.
Asgari was a reporter at Karoon Daily Newspaper and Mardom Salari. He was previously arrested in 2009.
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Today's guest on the Beasley Allen Report is Bryan Stevenson, an attorney who founded the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). He talks to show host Gibson Vance about the program, which is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. Stevenson earned a B.A. in philosophy, and says he was not sure what he wanted to do with his future, so he pursued two graduate degrees, earning his J.D. from Harvard Law School as well as a degree in Public Policy from the Harvard School for Government. While in law school, he worked with an organization called the Southern Center for Civil Rights, which provided legal assistance to people on death row. "Meeting people who were literally dying for legal assistance was, for me, pretty transformative," he says. It solidified his decision to become a lawyer. He was troubled by a civil justice system that he felt often "treats you better if you're rich and guilty than poor and innocent." Some of EJI's goals are to see the prison population reduced, ensure greater fairness in the justice system, provide more opportunities for people who make mistakes to recover, and eliminate excessively cruel sentences.
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