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Kazem in court session a few weeks back. The mountaineer has since been released. (Photo/Fars News Agency).




Image of Kazem (left) hanging out with fellow climbers on K2 in 2007. Kazem has now been jailed in Iran.
Leila Esfandyari and her 2008 Nanga Parbat climbing team outside a Chinese restaurant in Islamabad.
Image by Karrar Haidri/ExplorersWeb in Pakistan courtesy Karrar Haidri, SOURCE

K2 summiteer Kazem Faridian jailed in Iran

Posted: Aug 13, 2009 02:47 am EDT

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(K2Climb.net) He summited K2 in 2007. Last year time came for Nanga Parbat, in the first Iranian expedition led by a woman and also the first to have a corporate sponsor. This season, Kazem Faridian is not joining fellow mountaineers in Pakistan. He is held in Iran's most notorious jail, Evin prison, section 7, friends and Iranian news agencies report. Arrested on June 25Following the Presidential Election this summer, protesters (mostly young) swarmed major city streets in Iran and sent tweets to western media about their...

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