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Amnesty International

Iran: Journalists released on bail

Amnesty International
March 17, 2010
Appeal/Urgent Action

Further information on UA: 21/10

Index: MDE 13/034/2010

Music journalist Behrang Tonekaboni, his mother Lily Farhadpour and his colleague Kayvan Farzin have been released on bail. They had been detained in Evin Prison, Tehran, since January.

Behrang Tonekaboni, the editor of monthly music journal Farhang va Ahang, was released on bail on 28 February. His colleague Kayvan Farzin, the journal's music critic, was released at the beginning of March, on bail of about US$70,000. Journalist Lily Farhadpour, Behrang Tonekaboni's mother, was released on bail on 13 March. Lily Farhadpour is a member of the Iranian NGO, Mothers for Peace.

Behrang Tonekaboni was arrested at his office together with Kayvan Farzin on 5 January 2010. Lily Farhadpour was arrested at her home on 20 January 2010

Behrang Tonekaboni was allowed to phone his family several times while he was in detention, but not to tell them where he was being held.

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