Appeal for Iranian filmmakers

Posted on June 28, 2010


Dear Beautiful Provider of Freedom!

Do You want to make a difference today! Then please copy/paste the text below and send it to:

Thanks in advance!

I wish You a pleasant day!

Dear Mr. Avaei,

It is with a great concern that I contact You and express my feelings. The Iranian filmmaker Ja’far Panahi was arrested on 1 March, but was released on bail on 25 May. Although, his case has been referred to a Revolutionary Court, and he may still face trial.
Another filmmaker, Mohammad Ali Shirzadi, is still held in Evin prison. His lawyer, Farideh Gheyrat, has not been allowed to meet with him and has not been granted access to his file.

Therefore I:
would like to urge the Iranian authorities to drop any charges brought or contemplated against Ja’far Panahi and to release Mohammad Ali Shirzadi immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression.

urge the authorities to protect Mohammad Ali Shirzadi from torture or other ill-treatment and to grant him immediate and regular access to his family, his lawyers and to any medical care he may need.

Yours respectfully,

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