Archiv für den Tag 7. August 2011

IRAN: APPEAL FOR ACTION RE: IRANIAN PRISONERS IN NEED OF MEDICAL CARE: HEALTH PROFESSIONAL ACTION

Index: MDE 13/072/2011 Iran Date: 2 August 2011 TO: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FROM: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL APPEAL FOR ACTION RE: IRANIAN PRISONERS IN NEED OF MEDICAL CARE

At least nine Iranian prisoners with serious health problems are being held in prison in Iran. Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to ensure adequate healthcare is provided to Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand (m), Isa Saharkhiz (m), Ayatollah Boroujerdi (m), Zahra Jabbari (f), Kourosh Kohkan (m), Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki (m), Ahmad Zeidabadi (m), Sa’id Metinpour (m) and Heshmatollah Tabarzadi (m). Those prisoners held solely on account of their peaceful exercise of their rights to the freedom of expression, association, assembly or belief should be immediately and unconditionally released. Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand (m), a 49 year old Kurdish human rights defender, is serving sentences totalling 10 and a half years imposed since May 2008 for “acting against state security by establishing an illegal group [the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan (HROK)]”.

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