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Monday, August 21, 2006

News update on Ahmad Batebi -
No news on Ahmad Batebi's hunger strike !

According to " ISNA" : Mr. Bahramian the lawyer for Mr. Ahmad Batebi hope that his client be transfered from cell number 209 in Evin prison to a public cell. He said : " The wife of Ahmad Batebi in a telephone conversation have told me that she visited her husband three days ago and Mr. Batebi have asked her not to reveal anything have been exchanged in the meeting , and she is worried about Batebi's health ".

Background :
Ahmad Batebi is one of the student who have raised a bloodied t-shirt of a fellow student during a student protest in Tehran in 1999, His picture was published first in " The Economist" magazin, Mr. Batebi is 28 years old and married , After arrest in that students protest he was sentenced first to death but later the sentence was reduced to 15 years imprisonment ,he is charged with " Threat to the national security " , since his imprisonment he have spent 17 months in solitary confinement.

Link to this news in Farsi:
http://news.gooya.eu/politics/archives/052044.php

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