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Iran: Arbitrary arrest / Fear of torture / prisoners of conscience

, Index number: MDE 13/058/2009

Eight political leaders have been arrested in Tehran in connection with their perceived views on Iran’s disputed presidential election, which was held on 12 June or their links with former president, Mohammad Khatami. On 17 June 2009, Ebrahim Yazdi was arrested and the other seven were arrested on 16 June. They are prisoners of conscience who should be released immediately and unconditionally. It is not known where they are held and Amnesty International fears for their safety.

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