Adib, a professor at Qom’s Mofid university, was arrested on 18 April, opposition website Jaras reported. Agents from Qom’s Intelligence Bureau were reportedly behind the arrest. They inspected his home and confiscated a number of his belongings. It’s still uncertain where he is being held.
The hardline Raja news website confirmed his arrest.
During the disputed 2009 presidential elections, Adib was a Mousavi campaign manager in Qom. Following the passing of Late Grand Ayatollah Montazeri in December 2009, Adib was violently arrested along with more than fifty other followers who had been attending a memorial service in the city of Isfahan.
The Grand Ayatollah had been an outspoken critic of the political establishment and was considered to be the Green Movement’s spiritual leader until his death. On numerous occasions, he had questioned the religious credentials of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.