Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Update on Elham Afroutan - Amnesty International


Contrary to earlier reports, it is now known that Elham Afroutan is alive. She remains in custody. In mid Fedruary there were fears that Ms. Afroutan had committed suicide or had been killed by Islamic Regime authorities. However, on February 23rd, IRNA published an interview that was undoubtedly forced where she denied that she had attempted suicide. Ms. Afroutan had spent an unverified time in solitary confinement. Further information can be obtained through Amnesty International.

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