Prosecutor accuses detained brothers of anti-revolution measures

August 5, 2008

TEHRAN (FNA) -- Iranian authorities have launched an inquiry into two doctors known for their work on HIV/AIDS over claims they were plotting a “velvet revolution”.

“A case has been filed whose defendants are two brothers. They held conferences on such topics as AIDS, which drew the attention of domestic and foreign organizations and NGOs,” Tehran’s deputy prosecutor Hassan Haddad was quoted as saying by the reformist Etemad newspaper.
Arash Alaei and Kamiar Alaei were reportedly arrested in June. Haddad did not confirm if the pair were currently in jail.
“They would organize foreign trips for people and train them. They were aware of what they were doing, and their training was of the nature of a velvet revolution,” Haddad said.
“A security prosecution office is continuing to investigate the case,” Haddad added.
The Iranian judiciary has recently disclosed details on a series of cases involving charges against opposition groups, including those which have links abroad.