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 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
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
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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