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Son of Sunni shaykh arrested & taken to unknown location



Najeeb Raisi, the son of a Sunni scholar in Iran, was arrested by plain-clothed officers from the Iranian security forces on 5 November 2014, before being taken to an unknown location.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Najeeb is the son of Shaykh Dost Mohammad Raisi, the Imam of Friday prayers in Nasirabad in the Sarbaz County, Sistan and Baluchestan province.

There is no news about his condition or whereabouts.

Family members of Sunni scholars and preachers are regularly targeted by the Iranian authorities. The 21-year old son of Shaykh Hossein Darabi, a Sunni scholar and Imam for Rejaw in Kermanshah, was arrested in June 2014. He was transferred to prison in September 2014 after being held for three months in solitary confinement.