Namey CÍgirÓ SerokÓ PENÓ NÓwdewletÓ xanim Lucina Kathmann (5.06.2007) bo Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei





His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei

The office of the Spureme Leader

Shoahada Street, Qom, Islamic Republic of Iran ,


His Excellency Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi

Ministry of Justice, Park-eShahr

Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran


His Excellency Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie

Ministry of Intelligence
Second Segarestan St

Pasdaran Ave.

Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran


re: writer Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand


Your Excellencies:


                The writers of International PEN, the largest worldwide organization of writers with branches in 103 countries, are very concerned about our Iranian Kurdish colleague the journalist Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand, who was arrested on July 1 of this year. We seek information on the charges against him. We believe he has only been peacefully exercising his right to free expression.


                We further seek assurance that he is being well-treated in detention. We have heard of many cases of problems of journalists and human rights activists in the Kurdish region of Iran and so we are becoming increasingly worried.  







                                                International Vice-President

                                                International PEN

San Miguel PEN Center

Apdo. 287, San Miguel de Allende

37700 Gto. Mťxico




cc. His Excellency Mahmoud Ahmadinejad



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