Date: 23 December 2007
UPDATE NO 3 ON MR. SEID METINPUR
Further to our Update No 2 (Ref. 473/2007, Date 12 December 2007), please find enclosed Update No 3 to safeguard human rights of Mr. Seid Metinpur, a distinguished human rights defender of Southern Azerbaijan persecuted arbitrarily by Iranian authorities.
The latest development published in the very reliable source of Haqqimiz (http://haqqimiz.blogfa.com/post-651.aspx) is:
It is beyond doubt that all these Southern Azerbaijani victims have been arbitrarily deprived of their liberty and suffered untold waves of torture. We are concerned with the health of each one of these victims and in particular, with the hair loss of Mr. Metinpur, which is attributable to torture or possibly the use of illicit drugs. We would like to bring the poor health of these victims to the attention of the Special Rapporteur for the Right to Health.
We would not hesitate to attribute the new developments to your efforts and hope that you will step up your campaign for the reinstatement of human rights and health rights of these victims. On this occasion, we take this opportunity to express our seasonal greeting to every member of your office and to that of Amnesty International. We hope you would be stepping up your campaign for the reinstatement of human rights of these Southern Azerbaijani victims and thank you in advance for your care.
Chairperson of the Committee for the Defence of the Rights of World Azerbaijanis