AI Index: MDE 13/068/2006        

20 June 2006

Further Information on UA 120/06 (MDE 13/047/2006, 5 May 2006) – Arbitrary arrest/Incommunicado detention/ Torture and ill-treatment

IRAN                      Mostafa Evezpoor (m), aged 25, member of the Azeri Turk minority community

Mostafa Evezpoor was released from Tabriz prison on 22 May.

He had reportedly been arrested at his home in the city of Tabriz, East Azerbaijan province, on 6 April with his 16-year-old brother Morteza. Their younger brother, 14-year-old Mohammad Reza, had been arrested earlier that day by officials from the Ministry of Intelligence. He had been writing this slogan on the wall: “I am a Turk and my language is Turkish”. He was taken to a Ministry of Intelligence facility where he was allegedly severely beaten. He and Morteza spent three days in custody.

On 16 May Mostafa Evezpoor’s family reportedly visited him in Tabriz prison and he told them that he was being ill-treated but did not give more details.

Many thanks to all who sent appeals. No further action is requested from the UA network.

  Azərbaijani Turkic

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