Iran: Further information on prisoners of conscience / torture
All of those named in the earlier urgent action, except Jelil Ghanilou have been released. Safar Ali Kho’ini was released on 11 March 2007, Esma’il Javadi and Ebulfezl Alilu on 12 March and 30 April respectively and Ramin Sadeghi on 15 March 2007. Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic rights activist Jelil Ghanilou continues to face torture and interrogation. Amnesty International believes that Jelil Ghanilou is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression.