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Iran: Further Information on Arbitrary Arrest/Fear of Torture or Other Ill-Treatment: Nahid Kalhor

Amnesty International
Amnesty International
July 1, 2008
Appeal/Urgent Action

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/090/2008

01 July 2008

Further Information on UA 157/08 (MDE 13/077/2008, 05 June 2008) Arbitrary arrest/fear of torture or other ill-treatment

IRAN Nahid Kalhor (f), aged 21, student


Student Nahid Kalhor was released on bail on 11 June from the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in the central city of Qom. After being arrested on 1 June, Nahid Kalhor was held in solitary confinement for the first three days of her custody.

Nahid Kalhor was forced, during interrogation to reveal the passwords to her e-mail and weblog after which, she was questioned about her contacts within and outside of Iran.

On the morning of 1 June, Nahid Kalhor had received a phone call telling her to go to the Ministry of Intelligence offices in Qom. The caller did not identify himself and threatened that her family would be arrested if she did not do as he said. Nahid Kalhor told her brother about the call and he escorted her to the Ministry of Intelligence offices, where she was arrested because of alleged contact with opposition parties outside Iran.

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