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Iran: Further information on UA 331/07 Arbitrary arrests/fear of torture or ill-treatment/possible prisoners of conscience

, Index number: MDE 13/008/2008

All except two of the 20-30 students arrested for participating in the demonstrations for the National University Students' Day on 7 December 2007 are still detained without charge. At least nine other students, including Anahita Hosseini and Bita Naghashiyan, have been arrested in recent days. They may be prisoners of conscience, detained solely for exercising their right to freedom of expression and association. It is feared that they could be tortured or otherwise ill-treated in detention.

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