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Iran: Prisoners of conscience/Medical concern

, Index number: MDE 13/022/2000

In a crackdown on freedom of speech, the authorities have arrested three prominent journalists, Ahmad Zeidabadi and Massoud Behnoud and diabetic Hojjatoleslam Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari, researcher and journalist. The diabetic has reportedly found it difficult to obtain insulin in custody. Amnesty International considers the three men to be prisoners of conscience, detained solely for the legitimate expression of their opinions.

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