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Iran: Fear of torture/ ill treatment / prisoner of conscience

, Index number: MDE 13/020/2009

Four students, members of Amir Kabir University’s Islamic Students Association (ISA), (Esmail Salmanpour, Majid Tavakkoli, Hossein Torkashvand and Koroush Daneshyar) have been held without charge or trial since their arrest on 5 February 2009. They may be held in section 209 of Tehran’s Evin Prison, a section under the control of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence. Amnesty International fears they are at risk of torture or ill treatment and considers them to be prisoners of conscience.

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