Judiciary urged to let jailed journalist get medical care

Ninety-six social and political activists have issued a letter urging the Islamic Republic judiciary to take the necessary steps for the release of jailed journalist Saeed Razavi Faqihc_250_150_16777215_00___images_saeid-razavi-faghih1_0.jpg


The letter highlights Razavi Faqih’s need for immediate medical care and reminds the judiciary of its responsibility for his health and safety

The letter indicates that the minimum expected from the authorities is to provide Razavi Faqih with sick leave so he can receive necessary treatments

Last month, opposition websites reported that Razavi Faqih was transferred to hospital for heart surgery. The report indicated that he remained chained to his bed during the hospital stay and was prohibited from receiving any visitors

The Kaleme website has reported that the authorities have severely “isolated” a number of political prisoners and they are not allowed any form of contact

Saeed Razavi Faqih was arrested in March of 2014 during a speech at a meeting of Reformists in Hamadan