Iranian-American arrested in Iran
An Iranian-American who was briefly imprisoned in Iran in 2007 on an accusation of endangering national security was arrested Thursday night, sources close to his family told CNN Friday.
Security forces took Kian Tajbakhsh, a social scientist, from his home in Tehran, the sources said. In addition, the home where he lives with his wife and year-old child was ransacked, and his computer was taken.
The reason for his arrest was not immediately known, and there was no comment from the Iranian government by late Friday. The sources said his family doesn't know where he is.
His arrest followed weeks of intense, sometimes violent, protests over what the government said was the landslide re-election of President Ahmoud Ahmadinejad - results demonstrators called fraudulent. Protests are continuing, but on a smaller scale.