November 10, 2003

Further Information on Urgent Appeal November 6 2003

Fifty-three detained Iranian refugees released from detention


The fifty-three Iranian refugees who were detained since Saturday, November 1, 2003 by the police in the border town of Van in southeast Turkey were released Friday night November 7. The detainees were from the group of over thousand Iranian Kurds who have been residing in Northern-Iraq before moving to Turkey in 2001 and have since been living in dire and precarious circumstances.


Many thanks to all those who sent appeals. Your further action is appreciated on the longstanding problems that this group of refugees continue to face and were noted in the November 6, 2003 Appeal.


Iranian Refugees' Alliance, is a non-profit organization in the US assisting and advocating on behalf of Iranian asylum seekers and refugees nationally and internationally.


Iranian Refugees' Alliance, Inc.

Cooper Station

P.O.Box 316

New York, NY 10276-0316 USA

tel/fax: 212-260-7460