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Fugitive Iranian Student Activist In Turkish Custody

Iranian student leader Akbar Mohammadi, who died in prison this July (left) (Fars) PRAGUE, October 13, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Iranian student activist Manuchehr Mohammadi, who recently fled his home country to seek refuge abroad, told Radio Farda today he has been kept in a Turkish detention center since October 7.

Mohammadi complained of harsh treatment, saying prison guards beat and insulted inmates.

Mohammadi fled Iran while on prison leave.

His brother Akbar died in unclear circumstances in Tehran's Evin prison on July 30.

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