JAILED IRANIAN TRADE UNIONIST REQUIRES URGENT MEDICAL TREATMENT:
Mahmoud Salehi is a labour activist in the Islamic Republic of Iran who has suffered persecution at the hands of the Iranian government for his peaceful trade union activities. On April 9th, 2007 he began to serve the latest of his prison sentences for his human rights activities. He suffers from chronic kidney disease as well as a heart condition. Treatment for his kidney problem, such as dialysis, is not available in prison. Last May his doctor requested that Mr. Salehi be allowed to leave prison for specialist treatment, but the authorities have refused this request. Salehi has been adopted as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, and they have mounted a petition campaign calling for his release, or at the very least prompt medical attention. To read more and to join this campaign go to http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=386 .