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Iran: Defender released; another awaits appeal

, Index number: MDE 13/088/2010

Iranian journalist and human rights defender Shiva Nazar Ahari was released on bail on 13 September 2010. Her colleague, Kouhyar Goudarzi, remains in prison, currently serving a one-year prison sentence subject to an appeal. He is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and association.

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