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Iran: Two released, hundreds still held in Iran: Further Information

, Index number: MDE 13/006/2010

Reza al-Basha, a male Syrian student and journalist, was released in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on 10 January 2010. Women’s rights defender Atieh Yousefi was released on bail on 11 January. A female photographer, Leily Afshar, is among hundreds of others still detained incommunicado following mass arrests around the Shi’a Muslim holy day of Ashoura on 27 December. All those detained are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

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