Iran: Prisoner of conscience appeal case: Siamak Pourzand: a case study of flagrant human rights violations
Siamak Pourzand, Head of Majmue-ye Farhangi-ye Honari-ye Tehran (The Tehran Artistic and Cultural Centre) and an occasional newspaper correspondent, is a prisoner of conscience. He is serving an 11 year sentence imposed after a grossly unfair and politically motivated trial in connection with oral statements he allegedly made about Iran's political leaders. He has urgent medical requirements for which he recently started to receive specialist care.
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