published on Thursday, December 19, 2013
Mr. Pourshajari was arrested in September of 2010. After spending 7 months in solitary confinement where he was subjected to brutal torture, he was “convicted” in closed court and without the presence of a defence lawyer of the vague charges of “Insulting Islamic Sanctity” “Insulting the Leader” and “Acting against national security.”
While in prison Mr. Pourshajari has suffered from two heart attacks which have left him in very poor health. While prison doctors have asked for him to be given medical leave and be transferred to a hospital for long term treatment the Islamic Regime has refused to grant this request.
Mr. Pourshajari suffers from very serious health problems and it is pertinent for him to obtain long term medical treatment as soon as possible.
I am dedicating this post to Mohammad Reza Pourshajari and I urge all pro-democracy activists and human rights organizations to circulate this post and any other information in connection with Mr. Pourshajari making sure that he is not forgotten!
As always a reminder that the only way to help all political prisoners in Iran is to work towards the overthrow of the Islamic Regime in Iran and the promotion of a secular and democratic government by the people and for the people of Iran!
Sayeh Hassan is an Iranian Canadian Lawyer, blogger and pro-democracy activist