Nasrin Sotudeh, lawyer and human rights advocate, wrote in her Facebook account, “During the past few months I have heard the following reports of actions taken by the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and other security bodies:
- Calling various people and warning them to refrain from conducting interviews with foreign news services.
- Arresting individuals taking part in legal protests, including sit-ins outside the parliament.
- Arresting individuals who took part in ceremonies held for those killed in events following the 2009 uprising.
- Holding suspects in homes belonging to the MOIS.
- Creating an atmosphere of fear by arresting a number of people in Andimeshk and agents raiding their homes in the middle of the night. (A family member suffered a heart attack and another victim had a miscarriage.)
Question: In a society where its intelligence agents have so much authority, what security is left for the people?”