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Further information on medical letter-writing action (MDE 13/24/90, 1 November): Arrest of prisoners of conscience in Iran

, Index number: MDE 13/004/1991

Approximately 10 of the more than 20 people arrested in June 1990 for having signed an open letter to the President, criticizing government policies, are reported to have been released, probably pending trial. The remaining prisoners, some of whom are elderly and/or in ill-health, are still in Evin Prison. They include Ali Ardalan, Abolfazl Mirshams Shahshahani, Hormoz Momaiezi, Hashem Sabbaghian and Dr. Habibollah Davaran.

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