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Press Statement
Tom Casey, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 28, 2007


Prisoners' Health Deteriorates in Iran

We are concerned about the welfare of several prisoners of conscience in Iran, including prisoners' rights advocate Emaddedin Baghi and union leader Mahmoud Salehi. Both men’s health has worsened significantly during their period of detention. Baghi was hospitalized on December 26. Salehi was hospitalized earlier in December after experiencing complications from the lack of proper treatment for his chronic kidney disease.

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Released on December 28, 2007

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