According to his family and human rights monitors, Mr. Kaboudvand has had several heart attacks in prison. Though physicians have recommended surgery for complications with Mr. Kaboudvand’s heart, authorities have denied temporary release for medical care. Before her own arrest and incarceration, renowned human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh was his lawyer. She said that “the most difficult conditions ever imposed on a prisoner have taken place for Mr. Kaboudvand.”
Release Mohammad Seddigh Kaboudvand
In advance of World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, the U.S. State Department has been highlighting cases of journalists around the world who are suffering because they dared speak truth to power.