Second Iraq war vet hurt during Oakland protests

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Posted: Nov 05, 2011 12:46 AM
Second Iraq war vet hurt during Oakland protests

Officials say a second Iraq war veteran is hospitalized after getting hurt during protests in Oakland.

A spokesman for Oakland's Highland Hospital says 32-year-old Kayvan Sabeghi was being cared for at the hospital and was in fair condition Friday.

The hospital would not release any details of Sabeghi's injuries, or of his treatment, but Dottie Guy, of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, says that Sabeghi was being treated after suffering a lacerated spleen and internal bleeding.

Guy says Sabeghi was taken to the hospital after being arrested and held in a jail cell. Records show Sabeghi was booked early Thursday during the Occupy Oakland protests on suspicion of resisting arrest.

Oakland police said they were investigating the circumstances of his arrest.