Iranian student Payam Jahangiry was released on bail on 17 January after six weeks' detention without charge in the city of Shiraz in south-western Iran. He had been arrested two days before nationwide student protests against the government took place on 7 December and had no access to a lawyer during his detention.
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Iran: Journalist held incommunicado (UA 189/14)
Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeik has been detained in solitary confinement without access to her lawyer and family. Her whereabouts are unknown, sparking fears that she may be at risk ill-treatment.
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