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Jailed journalist released in Tehran
Thu, 12/22/2011

Journalist Amirali Allamehzadeh has been released after 95 days in Evin Prison.

The Human Rights House of Iran reports that Allamehzadeh was released on Wednesday on bail.

He was arrested in September in Tehran and transferred to Section 2-Aleph of Evin Prison, which is under the supervision of Revolutionary Guards.

Allamehzadeh’s family and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran had expressed grave concern for his well-being during his detention, and his sister has said he was being pressured to make false confessions.

Ever since the controversial 2009 presidential elections in Iran, journalists have been repeatedly targeted for persecution, arrests and imprisonment.

source : Radio Zamaneh


Jailed journalist Amirali Allamehzadeh is being subjected to grave pressure in prison, his sister has told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Zeynab Allamehzadeh reported: “We want his case to proceed through the normal legal procedures because, from the way my brother talks to us, we realize that his situation is not good.”

Previously, the campaign had cited another source close to the jailed journalist saying that he is “under pressure and torture to make false confessions.”

His sister reported that lately he has been urging his family to get him a lawyer as soon as possible.

Amirali Allamehzadeh was arrested in Tehran in September and has been held ever since in the Revolutionary Guards section of Evin Prison.

Zeynab Allamehzadeh says: “My brother has been in solitary confinement for more than 74 days, which is a torture in and of itself.” She added that in all that time, the prisoner’s family has not been informed of any charges against him. He has reportedly been allowed brief visits with his family, during which they are not allowed to discuss his case.

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has expressed deep concern about Allamehzadeh’s situation and called on authorities to honour his right to due process.

1) We the undersigned demand the immediate and unconditional release of Amirali Allamehzadeh

2) We demand for Amirali Allamehzadeh to receive urgently needed medical care for the torture wounds inflicted by prison authorities.

3) We demand the prison authorities, all government forces, agents, police, and basij to stop the inhumane torture of Iranian citizens in prison in Iran!

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