TAGS: Individuals at Risk, Urgent Action Network • Censorship and Free Speech, Human Rights Defenders, Prisoners of Conscience • Iran •

(UA 347/09) Great News! Human Rights Defender Released in Iran

April 14, 2011

Iranian journalist and human rights defender Shiva Nazar Ahari was released on bail on 13 September. Her colleague, Kouhyar…

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Iranian journalist and human rights defender Shiva Nazar Ahari was released on bail on 13 September. Her colleague, Kouhyar Goudarzi, remains in prison, currently serving a one-year prison sentence subject to an appeal. He is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and association.

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