Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand Returned to the Prison
HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand, imprisoned journalist and human rights activist, whom had been taken urgently to Taleghani hospital after deterioration of his physical condition, was returned to the prison the day after. He is still on hunger strike, and his condition is critical.
According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand, imprisoned journalist and head of the Kurdistan Human Rights Organization, who, despite suffering from different and serious diseases, has gone on hunger strike to protest against his new case being made against him, since 8th May, following deterioration of his physical condition was transferred to Taleghani hospital and the day after, without any changes in his condition was returned to the prison.
According to eye witnesses, his physical condition is quite critical.
It should be mentioned that Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand is suffering from several diseases, including cardiovascular disease and prostate which he has got in the prison and hunger strike is very damaging for him and can put his health and life in danger.
Mohammad Sediq Kaboudvand has been arrested and imprisoned since July 1, 2007. He was tried in the Revolutionary Court in Tehran with charges of acting against the national security through founding and managing Kurdistan Human Rights Organization, and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and for propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran, he was sentenced to one year imprisonment so he has been sentenced to a total of eleven years imprisonment. The sentence of 10 years imprisonment for founding the organization, was confirmed by Branch 56 of the Appeal Court of Tehran province.
The case relating to the activities of the journalists who was sentenced to one year of imprisonment, 5 years being banned from journalism, and cancellation of the publication license of “Payam e Mardom”, on charges of disturbing the public opinion by posting contents on “Payam e Mardom” weekly, by the Public and Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj, was reduced to 6 month imprisonment by the Supreme Court, after being confirmed by the appeal Court of Tehran province.
Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand is currently held in ward 350 of Evin prison.