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Iran: Former Political Prisoner Nahal Sahabi Committs Suicide

Source: The Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR) -- Translation by Saeedeh Ravandi

Blogger and poet Nahal Sahabi, a supporter of the green opposition movement, committed suicide on the night of September 28th in Tehran.  Sahabi was recently arrested along with her friends Kouhyar Goudarzi and Behnam Ganji and spent time in solitary.  Sahabi and Ganji were later released, but  Goudarzi remains in prison.  Ganji had also committed suicide after his release.  CHRR believes that the reasons for the suicides are a direct result of the psychological torture endured in solitary confinement.

Nahal Sahabi
Nahal Sahabi

Nahal Sahabi was Behnam Ganji's firiend. According to unofficial reports, she suffered from depression after Behnam had mysteriously committed suicide a couple days after he was released from prison. Kouhyar Goudarzi is still detained incommunicado.

Kouhyar Goudarzi was arrested in Tehran on July 31st, along with two of his friends, including his roommate Behnam Ganji, who was held in prison for eight days. There is no information on what happened to Behnam Ganji and Kouhyar Goudarzi in prison.

Behnam Ganji's suicide has raised serious concerns regarding Kouhyar Goudarzi's unknown situation.

Where is Kouhyar Goudarzi

The Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR) expresses sympathy and extends its condolences to the families of Nahal Sahabi and Behnam Ganji.

CHRR also expresses grave concern over Kouhyar Goudarzi's unknown situation.

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Iran: Political Prisoner's Friend Commits Suicide After Release

Tragedy of modern day Romeo and Juliet: The lovers driven to suicide by Iranian regime that threw them in jail for being friends with a human rights activistTwo Iranian lovers have been described as the modern day Romeo and Juliet after being driven to suicide by their country's regime. Nahal Sahabi, 28, and her boyfriend Behnam Ganji, 22, who were both active bloggers, committed suicide four weeks apart after being imprisoned just for being friends with a human rights activist. -Daily Mail, UK

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