Foad Moghadam’s Critical Condition

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Translation by sen’s daily


The condition of Dr. Foad Moghadam, a 63-year-old physician and one of the administrators of the Baha’i online university (BIHE), who is  serving a five year prison sentence, is reported to be critical. He is known to have had at least two heart attacks since he was imprisoned. The lack of air conditioning in prison, the heat, and blocking all the windows with sheets of iron, and limiting exercise hours to three hours per day in the afternoon heat, have caused many medical problems. Throughout his imprisonment, authorities have limited or entirely refused medical treatment for him. This report implies that he has again been denied hospital treatment outside the prison, despite his present condition.

The BIHE is a distance-learning institute which serves students who are excluded from tertiary study in Iran, because they are Bahais. Foad Moghadam was arrested in May, 2011, and sentenced to five years in prison.


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