U.S. State Dept: Iran should release ailing activists Mohammadi and Kaboudvand

U.S. State Dept: Iran should release ailing activists Mohammadi and Kaboudvand
20 Jul
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Kurdpa: In a press statement just hours ago, the US Department of State’s Victoria Nuland called on Iran to release “all political prisoners”, but expressed particular concern for two journalists currently serving sentences for their human rights stances who are reported to be in ill-health.

“We are concerned by recent reports that Kurdish activist Mohammed Seddigh Kaboudvand and human rights defender Narges Mohammadi are suffering from rapidly deteriorating health while in prison,” Nuland said, adding that “both are reportedly in critical condition.”

Mohammadi, age 39 and a mother of two, received international recognition for her campaign against juvenile executions in Iran. Last month, an appeal court in Tehran reduced Mohammadi’s earlier 11-year jail sentence to six years after finding her guilty on charges of spreading propaganda against the ruling system, acting against national security and for her membership with Iran’s Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC).

Read More: http://www.kurdpa.net/english/index.php?cat=more&id=5133

 

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