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Iran urged to free prisoner of conscience on hunger strike

Headline Title:  Iran urged to free prisoner of conscience on hunger strike 11 July 2012 The Iranian authorities must release a journalist and prisoner of conscience who has been on hunger strike since 26 May in protest at being denied permission to visit his sick son, Amnesty International said.Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand, a former newspaper editor and founder of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan, is nearly half-way through a 10-and-a-half-year prison sentence after having been convicted of charges relating to his journalism and human rights work. He is being held in Tehran’s…

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