Jamileh Karimi, a former advisor to the governor of Fars Province during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami, was arrested at her home on Wednesday morning and taken to a prison run by the Intelligence Bureau of Shiraz.
Karimi is also a member of her province’s Reformist Coalition. She was a signatory to a recent letter signed by 91 prominent pro-reform urging former President Mohammad Khatami to participate in the upcoming presidential elections on 14 June.
The former ministers, legislators and government officials had called on Khatami to help lead Iran out of the current crisis by announcing his candidacy for the presidential race.
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