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Iran: Further information on UA 137/07: Concern for safety / torture/ill-treatment

, Index number: MDE 13/019/2008

Sa’id Metinpour (m) was arrested on 25 May 2007, in the north-western city of Zenjan, and is held in Section 209 of Evin prison, Tehran. In attempts to obtain a videotaped confession the authorities tortured him. On 28 August, the Ministry of Intelligence summoned and arrested his brother, Elirza Metinpour (m), who was also transferred to Evin prison and subsequently tortured. The brothers are not known to have been formally charged with any offence.

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