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posted January 15, 2001 10:05
The Express Chronicle
By Azgar Ishkildin
January 13, 2001
TEHRAN - Amir-Abbas Fakhr-Avar, a 25-year-old journalist from the "Mosharekat" daily newspaper, banned last April, has been subject to torture in Tehran's Evin Prison, resulting in serious wounds to his head, chest and neck areas.
Prison authorities, panicking at his critical condition, had to transferhim to Ghamar e Bani Hashem Hospital in Tehran for emergency
Recently, according to the Student Movement Coordinating Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI), the journalist was placed back in solitary confinement at Evin Prison.
Amir-Abbas Fakhr-Avar is the author of a banned book ("The Shah Is Not Here") and a number of investigative articles on the serial murders in Iran between 1995 and 1998, when about 120 prominent public figures were
He was arrested on August 19, 2000, during a spontaneous demonstration on Baharestan Square in Tehran and put in the political section of Evin Prison. After his release in late November last year, he gave an interview
On December 31, 2000, Fakhr-Avar was again arrested by plainclothes security agents.
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