2007: Iran/Kurdistan: Kaveh Javanmard

29 March 2007

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic
His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei,
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Shoahada Street, Qom, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email:  info@leader.ir or istiftaa@wilayah.org

Head of the Judiciary,
His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Ministry of Justice, Park-e Shahr,
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Minister of Intelligence
Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie
Ministry of Intelligence,
Second Negarestan Street, Pasdaran Avenue,
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Email: iranprobe@iranprobe.com

Your Excellency,

I, as Chair of Writers in Prison Committee of Norwegian PEN am seriously concerned about the detention of Iranian Kurdish journalist Kaveh Javanmard, who has been held without charge since 18 December 2006.

Norwegianl PEN is also seeking reassurances of his well being from the Iranian government.

Norwegian PEN fears that he is being detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to free expression, and if so calls on the Iranian authorities to release him with immediate effect.

I am also deeply concerned about an apparant pattern of repression against journalists and human rights activists in Iranian Kurdistan

Confident that you, Your Excellency, will take action accordingly, I remain,

Yours sincerely,

Elisabet W. Middelthon/sign.
Chair Writers in Prison Committee, Norwegian PEN

Copies to:
The President, His Excellency Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Presidency, Palestine Avenue,
Azerbaijan Intersection, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: Via Foreign Ministry: +98 21 6 674 790
(mark: “Please forward to H.E. President Ahmadinejad”)
Email:   dr-ahmadinejad@president.ir   via website: www.president.ir/email

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo
The Norwegian Embassy, Iran
The Iranian Embassy, Oslo