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Iran: Medical concern/Fear for safety/incommunicado detention, Akbar Ganji

, Index number: MDE 13/025/2005

Investigative journalist Akbar Ganji is being denied access to medical treatment for chronic asthma, which a specialist has instructed he receive. He is held incommunicado, reportedly in solitary confinement, and has begun a hunger strike in protest. Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his peaceful criticism of the authorities.

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