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Further information on UA 168/94 (MDE 13/03/94, 28 April) - Iran: fear of torure / fear of death penalty and new concern: death in custody: Ali Akbar Saidi-Sirjani

, Index number: MDE 13/013/1994

On 27 November 1994 the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that Ali Akbar Saidi-Sirjani had died of a heart attack in an unspecified Tehran hospital that same day. He was arrested on 14 March and is believed to have been held incommunicado under house arrest. Amnesty International is gravely concerned by his death and is calling for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding it. His family have said that they had no knowledge of him having any prior history of heart trouble.

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