Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Iran holds trial for French filmmaker

According to Reporters Without Borders, French-Iranian filmmaker Mehrnoushe Solouki appeared in a closed-door trial because of her documentary regarding the Iraq-Iran war, The Associated Press reported Monday.

A graduate student at Quebec University, Solouki is charged with the intent to commit propaganda. She was arrested in February, and released in March, although she was barred from leaving Iran.

Authorities became aware of Solouki’s work after she started investigating a mass grave outside Tehran containing bodies of people executed by the government in 1988.

The French Foreign Ministry has repeatedly expressed concern about Solouki’s case and is in contact with her lawyer in Iran. There has been no comment about the trial from Iranian officials.

For the Associated Press article, click here.
For the Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty article, click here.

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