Monday, October 8, 2007

The Release of a Young Journalist from Evin Prison

Soheil Asafi a blogger and a journalist was released on Saturday October 6th 2007 from Evin Prison after two months of imprisonment. He was released on 100 Million Toman bail.
Soheil Asafi was arrested on August 4th 2007. On that day he was summoned to court, where he was interrogated and was taken to the Evin Prison by Intelligence Ministry Officials. Mr. Asafi was in solitary confinement for 2 months in Section 209 of the Evin Prison.

Mr. Asafi’s mother Ms. Nahid Khyrabi who is also a journalist has stated in regards to his son’s arrest and imprisonment conditions in Section 209 that the interrogators would give him false news and information and subject him to other psychological torture while he was in solitary confinement.

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