Press Release Number 1:

Concern of the international community of human rights activists regarding the health condition of Mohammad Sedigh Kaboudvand,  June 27, 2012

Mohammad Sedigh Kaboudvand, the founder and president of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan (HROK) and director of the banned weekly magazine, “Payame Mardom,” contacted family members and informed them that if the authorities of Islamic Republic would not grant him a temporary prison leave to treat his ill child, he would continue his hunger strike indefinitely.

Arrested in July 1st, 2007 due to human rights activities, Mohammad Sedigh Kaboudvand was kept in solitary confinement for more than 5 months in Evin Prison’s Sections 209 before being accused of “acting against national security through HROK,” and “widespread propaganda against the system by disseminating news,” “opposing Islamic penal laws by publicizing punishments such as stoning and executions,” and “advocating on behalf of political prisoners.” He was…

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