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Iran: Further information on possible incommunicado detention/ fear of torture and ill-treatment/ possible prisoners of conscience

, Index number: MDE 13/081/2006

The verdicts in the cases of journalists Elham Afroutan (f) aged 21, and Mohsen Dorostkar (m) were issued by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran on 4 July 2006.Elham Afroutan was reportedly banned for five years from "exercising her social rights" (which includes being banned from working as a journalist), after she was convicted of the charge of "spreading vice." However, she was acquitted of the charge of insulting Ayatollah Khomeini. Mohsen Dorostkar, the editor-in-chief of theTammadon-e Hormozgan newspaper, was reportedly acquitted.

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