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Iraq: Further information on incommunicado detention / fear of torture or ill-treatment: Mohammed Siyassi Ashkani (m)

, Index number: MDE 14/035/2007

Mohammed Siyassi Ashkani, journalist, aged about 35, was released without charge on 19 July. He had been arrested on 24 January, not 22 January as previously reported. A Kurdish journalist from the province of Sulaimaniya in northern Iraq, he is now known to have been accused of spying for another political party and a foreign country.

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