Friday, March 19, 2010

Supporting Iranian prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International, March 16, 2010

Journalist Emadeddin Baghi was arrested on 28 December 2009 © Private

To mark the Persian spring holiday of Nowrouz, Amnesty International has launched a campaign to send messages of goodwill to prisoners of conscience in Iran.

The seven cases selected by Amnesty International mirror the “Haft Sin” (seven “s”s) traditionally placed on a Nowrouz table.

The 14 individuals in the seven cases have all been identified as being “at risk”. Many have been sentenced to long prison terms for their beliefs or peaceful activism and several are in poor health.

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