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UA 80/92 - Iran: fear of torture: Sardar Yousef Naroui, Amir Naroui

, Index number: MDE 13/007/1992

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: MDE 13/07/92
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UA 80/92 Fear of Torture 6 March 1992
IRAN: Sardar Yousef Naroui
Amir Naroui
Amnesty International has received reports that Sardar Yousef Naroui, aged
45, and Amir Naroui, aged 48, two brothers who belong to the Naroui tribe of
Baluchistan, in south-eastern Iran, were arrested on 15 February 1992 in Tabriz.
They are believed to have been arrested on political grounds, although the
precise reasons are unclear and their whereabouts remain unknown. There are
fears that they may be subjected to torture.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
During recent months Amnesty International has received an increasing number
of reports of the arbitrary arrest, detention and ill-treatment of people from
the Naroui tribe in the Baluchistan-Sistan region in south-eastern Iran. In
addition, the execution of 42 Baluchis, including minors, have been reported
since November 1991, the most recent of which were the execution of eight people,
all believed to be Narouis, in February 1992.
In November 1991 Amnesty International sought urgent clarification from Iranian
authorities regarding the reasons for the execution of 20 people in Zahedan
and the arrest of scores of members of the Naroui tribe. So far no response
has been received.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/airmail letters:
- expressing concern at the reported incommunicado detention, since 15 February
1992 of Sardar Yousef Naroui and Amir Naroui;
- seeking assurances that they are being humanely treated and urging that they
be given immediate access to lawyers of their own choice, their family members,
and medical doctors if necessary;
- seeking information about the exact reasons for their arrest and whether
or not they have been charged, as well as their place of detention.
APPEALS TO
1) His Excellency Hojjatoleslam Your Excellency
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
The Presidency
Palestine Avenue
Azerbaijan Intersection
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
Telegrams: President Rafsanjani, Tehran, Iran
Telexes: 214231 MITI IR; 213113 PRIM IR
(marked for the attention of President Rafsanjani)
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2) His Excellency Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi Your Excellency
Head of the Judiciary
Ministry of Justice
Park-e Shahr
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
Telegrams: Justice Minister, Tehran, Iran
Telexes: 214231 MITI IT; 213113 PRIM IR
(marked for the attention of the Head of the Judiciary)
3) His Excellency Your Excellency
Hojjatoleslam Abdollah Noori
Minister of Interior
Ministry of Interior
Dr Fatmi Avenue
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
Telegrams: Interior Minister Noori, Tehran, Iran
Telexes: 214231 MITI IR, 213113 PRIM IR
(marked for the attention of the Interior Minister)
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
His Excellency
Ali Akbar Velayati
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sheikh Abdolmajia Kooshk-e Mesri Avenue
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
and to diplomatic representatives of Iran in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 17 April 1992.

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