Thursday, December 20, 2007

Please help Mahmoud Salehi

Jailed Iranian Trade Unionist and human rights campaign, Mahmoud Salehi, whom Amnesty International believes is a prisoner of conscience, has long-term medical concerns. A request by his doctor in May 2007 that he be accorded specialist treatment outside the prison has been ignored.

He suffers from chronic kidney disease, for which he requires dialysis. He is also said to suffer from a heart disorder. This month it was reported that Salehi has grave intestinal edema or swelling that may be connected with his renal disease.

"Our father has committed no "crime" other than defending the rights of the working class and struggling for creation of free worker's organizations! We urge you all to fight vigorously and wholeheartedly for his freedom from prison." Samarand Salehi, Mahmoud's son

Please join the campaign for compassion and humane treatment for Mahmoud Salehi by visiting: www.amnesty.org.uk

3 comments:

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Shane said...

Hey, Simon, thank you for your support for Mahmoud Salehi - an Iranian trade unionist jailed solely for the exercise of his peaceful union activities, who is chronically and critically ill in prison. The good news is that more than five thousand protests have been sent to date (3 Jan 07), and there is a wealth of other actions (including our greetings card campaign) open for action. You can also read more of Saheli's son's moving account of living with a father persecuted for his peaceful union activities. Visit our site again and check the www.amnesty.org.uk/tradeunions pages for more on this and other cases. In October, fellow jailed trade unionist Mansour Ossanlu was at risk of losing his eyesight and international pressure gained him his operation. Blogs like yours (and your supporters) make the difference. Human rights belong to us all and solidarity is the means of achieving them. All respect Shane Enright, campaigns manager, Amnesty UK

Shane said...

Hey, Simon, thank you for your support for Mahmoud Salehi - an Iranian trade unionist jailed solely for the exercise of his peaceful union activities, who is chronically and critically ill in prison. The good news is that more than five thousand protests have been sent to date (3 Jan 07), and there is a wealth of other actions (including our greetings card campaign) open for action. You can also read more of Saheli's son's moving account of living with a father persecuted for his peaceful union activities. Visit our site again and check the www.amnesty.org.uk/tradeunions pages for more on this and other cases. In October, fellow jailed trade unionist Mansour Ossanlu was at risk of losing his eyesight and international pressure gained him his operation. Blogs like yours (and your supporters) make the difference. Human rights belong to us all and solidarity is the means of achieving them. All respect Shane Enright, campaigns manager, Amnesty UK