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

, Index number: MDE 13/095/2007

Fifteen people, including Behareh Hedayat, Mohammad Hashemi, Ali Nikou Nesbati, Mehdi Arabshahi, Hanif Yazdani, Ali Vafaqi, Abdollah Momeni and Mojtaba Bayat, were arrested on 9 July, the eighth anniversary of student demonstrations in 1999 which were violently suppressed by the security forces. The eight named here are believed to be held in solitary confinement in Evin Prison in Tehran, which is run by the Ministry of Intelligence. Amnesty International believes they are prisoners of conscience.

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