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ICC Note:
“The Chairman of the Committee for Human Rights in the German Parliament, Tom Koenigs who had travelled to Iran to investigate the conditions of Abdolfatah Soltani and Yousef Nadarkhani, returned to Germany without being allowed to meet the named prisoners,” Mohabat News reports.
1/14/2012 Iran (Mohabat News) – The Chairman of the Committee for Human Rights in the German Parliament, Tom Koenigs who had travelled to Iran to investigate the conditions of Abdolfatah Soltani and Yousef Nadarkhani, returned to Germany without being allowed to meet the named prisoners.

According to a knowledgeable source, although the Iranian government knew the purpose of Mr. Tom Koenigs’ trip to Iran in advance, and had promised to collaborate with him during his visit, Mr. Tom Koenigs received a cold shoulder from authorities when he attempted to visit the two prisoners and returned to Germany empty handed.
When he arrived back in Germany, Mr. Tom Koenigs wrote in a statement, “The regime which boasts about honoring human dignity and has signed the international convention on civil and political rights, should not have any problem with a visit with two prisoners of conscience. Nevertheless, my concern over the situation of Nadarkhani and Soltani remains.”

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