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Iran: Further information: Human rights defenders remain at risk

, Index number: MDE 13/101/2009

Iranian male, Ali Bikas, a human rights defender (HRD), is believed to remain in detention in Section 209 of Evin Prison under the control of the intelligence ministry, where he is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. Shiva Nazar Ahari, a female journalist, blogger and HRD was released on bail from Evin Prison, Tehran, on 23 September. Male HRD defender, Naseh Faridi was released on bail on or around 1 September, about two weeks after having appeared in court.

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