Iran: Abtahi's father in jail

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, former Vice President & blogger, confirmed in his blog that his father, Ayatollah Abtahi, and his brother are in jail. The blogger says many asked me to know if this Mr. Abtahi who is in jail because of his ideas concerning Hidden Imam is my father or not!Yes he is my father and he had never approved my political ideas and writings (Persian). The blogger adds my father spent most of these 16 days of detention in hospital.

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