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Published on Oct 28, 2010

Kurdish journalist and human rights defender Muhamad Sediq Kaboudvand, who is imprisoned in Evin Prison in Tehran/Iran, is being threatened by his bad medical condition.

Journalist Muhamad Sediq Kaboudvand, who is among the founders of East Kurdistan [Iranian Kurdistan] Human Rights Organization (KMMK), is not allowed for treatment in Evin Prison he is imprisoned in.

Deteriorating his health day by day, Kaboudvand is not allowed for treatment by the Security Ministry and Tehran Prosecutor Abas Ceiferi Doletabad. Suffering from heart failure, Kaboudvand also has embolism. During his imprisonment, Kaboudvand has had at least two times heart attack.

Kurdish journalist and human rights defender Muhamad Sediq Kaboudvand, who is imprisoned in Evin Prison in Tehran.
While the poor conditions in prison have started to threaten Kaboudvand's medical condition, doctors say that the journalist must be treated outside the prison.

Kaboodvand suffers from acute cardiac distress, prostate and severe headaches. Considering an earlier heart attack and his blocked blood vessels, he is in grave danger and suffers serious health risks.

According to "Human Rights and Democracy in Iran", prison clinic doctors have asked for his transfer to outside hospitals and have strongly recommended an angiogram of his blocked vessels. These physicians have submitted a written request to the Revolutionary Court in this regard.

According to this report, the clinic prison, instead of offering treatment has prescribed strong sedatives that have created additional health problems and have caused Kaboodvand constant dizziness as well as a state lethargy.

In spite of the recommendation of the prison clinic doctors to hospitalize this Human Rights activist outside of the prison health facility, even the city medical examiner has been prevented from examining him.

It is noteworthy that his family has repeatedly demanded that the prosecutor's office and other authorities consider his hospitalization outside of the prison clinic, however their demands have been met with opposition.

His family also applied to the court a number of times for a treatment outside, but couldn't obtain any result. At a previous statement, RMMK stated that the Iran regime is responsible for Kaboudvand's life and demanded his liberation.

Muhamad Sediq Kaboudvand, the Chairman of RMMK and the Editor of weekly journal Peyame Merdome Kurdistan, whose broadcasting was ceased in early 2004,www.ekurd.nethas also been kept in Evin Prison since 2007 July.

On 23 October 2008, Tehran Court of Appeal approved the 11 year-imprisonment of Kaboudvand for founding a human rights organization in Kurdistan. Kurdish Journalist Kaboudvand was conferred with 2009 foreign journalist prize by British Press Awards for his activities in human rights areas.

Human Rights Watch criticizes Iranian government for violating human rights and freedom of expression in Kurdistan. Estimate to 12 million Kurds live in Iran and live mainly in the northwest regions of the country [Eastern Kurdistan].


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