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Iran: Fear for safety/ Fear of torture and ill-treatment

, Index number: MDE 13/054/2007

At least six students from Amir Kabir Polytechnic in Tehran, have been arrested and are believed to be held in the city's Evin Prison. Amnesty International fears that they may be at risk of torture or ill-treatment. Ahmad Qasabian, Moqdad Khalilpour, Pooya Mahmoudian, Majid Tavakkoli and Majid Sheikhpour were reportedly detained apparently in connection with articles deemed by university officials to "insult Islamic sanctities". Another student, Babak Zamanian, was reportedly arrested and appeared in court on 25 April.

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