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Iraq: Incommunicado detention/fear of torture or ill-treatment: Mohammed Siyassi Ashkani (m)

, Index number: MDE 14/015/2007

Mohammed Siyassi Ashkani, aged about 35, a Kurdish journalist working for the newspaper Peka in the town of Rania, has been held incommunicado for almost two months by Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq. The reasons for his detention are not known. He is at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

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