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Saturday, September 08, 2007



UPDATE - IRAN
7 September 2007
Two Kurdish-Iranian journalists on death row call off hunger strike
SOURCE: Reporters sans frontières (RSF), Paris
**Updates IFEX alerts on the Hassanpour case of 14 and 1 August, 23 July,
15 March and 30 January 2007; updates Botimar (Butimar) alerts of 14 and 1
August and 23 July 2007**
(RSF/IFEX) - RSF is relieved to learn that imprisoned journalists Adnan
Hassanpour and Abdolvahed Hiva Botimar have ended the hunger strike they
began on 14 July 2007. When he received a visit from relatives on 4
September, Botimar announced that he and Hassanpour had resumed eating
after more than 50 days of consuming nothing but sweetened water.
"We now call on the judicial authorities to keep their promises and improve
the conditions in which these two journalists are being held," the press
freedom organisation said. "This includes approving their request to be
transferred to Marivan prison and giving them unrestricted access to their
lawyers."

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