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Tortures and rapes in Iran

against Nobel Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi's aides

The aide of the Nobel Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Ms. Narges Mohammed, freed from the awful Iranian jails, has been hospitalized for the tortures undergone during detention.

In her recent journey to Italy Ms. Ebadi launched an appeal, picked by Amnesty International, for the release of Abdolreza Tajik, jailed since 12 June in the Evin prison where - according to his relatives' report - he was raped during an interrogation.
The journalist, often heard by the best reputed media as an analyst of the Iranian situation, is the director of DHCR, the Human rights centre founded by Shirin Ebadi.

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Watch the interview to Narges Mohammadi after her release, on You Tube

21 July 2010

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