جمعه ۱۹ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۱۷:۱۱ - ۹ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶
Iranian authorities have detained a prominent human rights lawyer, Abdolfattah Soltani, and accused him of leaking classified details about nuclear spies. A spokesman for Iran's judiciary (Jamal Karimi-rad) said today that Soltani had revealed information on spies and suspected spies both inside and outside Iran.
Last year, Iran said it detained several Iranian nationals who it accused of transferring nuclear secrets to foreigners, namely the United States and Israel. The suspects have been since tried but Iran has kept the verdicts a secret.
Soltani is a lawyer representing the family of an Iranian-Canadian photojournalist, Zahra Kazemi, who died in Iranian custody.
Soltani's attorney Mohammad Dadkhah said he suspects the true reason for Soltani's arrest was his work in investigating the case of Kazemi, who died in prison under suspicious circumstances.