An appeal to save Kurdish Human Rights Activist life Mr. Mohammad Sadigh Kaboodvand
Mohammad Sadigh Kaboodvand with his boy

Mr. Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand, known as father of Human Rights in Iranian Kurdistan, founder of Kurdistan Human Rights Organization, ), a Nobel Peace prize candidate in 2011, and recipient of numerous international awards for human rights and journalism is under an immediate life threatening situation in Islamic Republic of Iran’s prison at the moment. He rrested in July 1st, 2007 due to human rights activities and was kept in solitary confinement for more than 5 months Evin Prison before being accused of "acting against national security through his organization,” 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 convicted to 11 years in prison by "the Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court”.

As a result of such horrible and harsh conditions of prison and the several months of solitary confinement, Mr. Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand has suffered from heart diseases and a prostate disorder and according to his family and lawyers andhe has had several heart attacks during this period. In April 2008 is health condition worsened and as a result he suffered a stroke and was taken to a specialist for treatment. Doctors diagnosed him with very sever heart weakness and told he must be treated immediately in a specialized hospital and heart surgery must be performed and at the same time his prostate needs immediate attention and surgery as well.Mr. Kaboudvand’s son, Pejman has also hospitalized due to a currently unknown blood disorder since 2011.

As a legally law that recognized even by Islamic Republic standard, most prisoners are entitle to receive temporary leave from prison due to some physical conditions or family hardship, therefore, his family both directly and through his lawyer, have demanded a temporary prison leave for Mr. Kaboudvand from the Iranian authorities many times, but all these requests have been refused. As his son’s condition in the hospital worsened, Mr. Kaboudvand requested temporary prison leave once more. On May 26th, 2012 after his requests were once again refused, Mr. Kaboudvand declared hunger strike and he has told that if his demands were not be met, he would continue his hunger strike until the last moments of his life.

At the moment Mr. Kaboudvand life is in an immediate life threatening situation, therefore we are appealing for all your legal and diplomatic channels in order to save his life before his condition get much more worse and become too late.

Salah Bayaziddi

Representative of Komala Party to the United States

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