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Houtan Kian

Houtan Kian

HRD, Lawyer

Since my arrest on 10 October 2010 I was kept in solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin prison, until 15 days ago, when I was transferred to Tabriz prison (to the ward designated for the insane and HIV-positive intravenous drug users) where I have been forbidden visitors and communication. I have also been denied visits to a doctor because of the visible signs of torture upon my body.

Houtan Kian is an Iranian human rights lawyer who has worked primarily for clients on death row on a pro bono basis and most recently was assigned as the lawyer of Ms Sakine Ashtiani, an Iranian woman sentenced to stoning for allegedly committing adultery.