Iran: Freemuse and PEN protest arrest of poets

PEN International and Freemuse protest the arrest of poets and lyricists Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Moosavi, who have been held in Section 2A of Tehran’s Evin prison since 7 December 2013, apparently for their critical writings.

They are feared to be at risk of torture and ill-treatment and there are mounting concerns for their well-being. Iran is a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 19 of which guarantees the right to freedom of expression.

» Read the protest: PEN_FREEMUSE protest

 

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