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Imprisoned journalist suffers stroke, denied adequate medical care as trial begins

(WiPC/IFEX) - WiPC is seriously concerned for the health of Iranian Kurdish journalist Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand, who reportedly suffered a stroke in Evin prison on 19 May 2008 and has been denied access to adequate medical care. He has been held since 1 July 2007 on charges of "acting against national security". His trial reportedly began on 25 May 2008.

WiPC is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of writer Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). WiPC seeks assurances of his well being, guarantees that his basic rights are being respected and that he is given full access to all necessary medical care as a matter of urgency.

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