Student Council of Defense of Human Rights in Kurdistan: After 36 days of imprisonment the Kurdish journalist Mr. Bahman Tutunchi was transferred to the Central prison in the City of Sanandaj on December 24th 2008.

Mr. Tutunchi was arrested on November 18th 2008 by the Regime Agents after his home was searched. In a conversation with members of his family, they stated their grave concern over the health and well being of Mr. Tutunchi.

Mr. Tutunchi was convicted of working with a very active political organization in Kurdistan. Mr. Tutunchi is an independent journalist and also was an executive board member of a weekly journal called “Kereftu”. Due to extreme pressure from the Ministry of Intelligence he was forced to resign from that position last year.

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