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Iran: Further information on incommunicado detention/Fear of torture or other ill-treatment: Jamila Nabgan (f)

Amnesty International
January 9, 2009
Appeal/Urgent Action

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/001/2009

Further Information on UA 286/08 (MDE 13/152/2008, 20 October 2008) and follow-up (MDE 13/160/2008, 31 October 2008) – Incommunicado detention/Fear of torture or other ill-treatment

IRAN Jamila Nabgan (f), aged 43, member of Arab minority in Iran

Jamila Nabgan is now free on bail, and is no longer being detained for 14 hours a day by the Ministry of Intelligence.

She had been arrested at her family home in Shush, Khuzestan province, on 19 October by Ministry of Intelligence officers. She was released on bail five days later, on condition she reported every morning to the Ministry of Intelligence detention facility in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, where she would be detained from 8am until 10pm.

Her brother, Habib Nabgan, is a prominent member of the outlawed political party Lejnat al-Wefaq (Reconciliation Committee), which promotes the rights of the Arab minority in Iran. His wife, Ma’soumeh Ka’bi, fled to Syria in May 2008, and the authorities believe she had help from Jamila Nabgan.

Jamila Nabgan had been arrested in May 2008 and held for two days of questioning about her sister-in-law’s flight to Syria, at the Ministry of Intelligence detention facility in Ahwaz.

Many thanks to all who sent appeals. No further action is requested from the UA network. Amnesty International will continue to monitor her case and will take further action if necessary.