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Iran: Fear of torture or ill-treatment/ possible prisoner of conscience: Sa'id Metinpour (m)

, Index number: MDE 13/068/2007

Sa'id Metinpour, an advocate of linguistic and cultural rights for Iranians of Azerbaijani ethnicity, including their right to be educated in the Azerbaijani Turkic language, has not been seen since 25 May. He may be at risk of torture or ill-treatment. If he is detained, Amnesty International believes that he is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful expression of his beliefs.

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