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Farhadi, director of the Iranian film A Separation that received the Oscar for b…

Farhadi, director of the Iranian film A Separation that received the Oscar for best foreign film, could have taken the easy way out — “I’d like to thank the Academy” and thanked family and friends. Or, as a filmmaker who works in Iran, he could have said a "few words" about the ongoing repression of the country’s film industry, widespread censorship, and the difficulties of being an artist in Iran. But Farhadi decided to use his podium to elevate the millions of Iranian people who are being ignored in the global discussions of Iran’s nuclear activities that will have significant effects on their personal lives.


Iranian Cinema: Acclaimed Abroad, Under Siege at Home
http://www.iranhumanrights.org
At a moment when millions of people — including many Iranians — were watching to see what Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi would say in his Oscar acceptance speech, Farhadi chose to talk about the concerns of the Iranian people and “the dust of politics” that has overshadowed the hopes and dreams of…

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A letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Saeed_malekpour

Dr. Navanethem Pillay

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

InfoDesk@ohchr.org

 

 

Dear Dr. Pillay,


We, the undersigned, hereby are making a plea for your assistance in saving the life of one of
an innocent, Mr. Saeed Malekpour, whose life is in imminent danger in Iran. 

As you are probably aware, Mr. Malekpour (a Canadian resident) was detained on October 2008, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence service on charges of cybercrime while he was travelling in Iran to visit his family, and was subsequently sentenced to death. These accusations, nevertheless, have been strongly rejected by Mr. Malekpour, and most of the evidence against him used in the court has been based on forced testimony extracted through torture and severe pressure.

Furthermore, the court was held behind closed doors, and the court rejected repeated requests by the accused and his lawyers to call upon a cyber expert to testify. His death sentence has now been upheld, and it can be carried out at any moment now. 

The only request of the accused and his lawyers to the judiciary branch of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to lift the death sentence and to hold another trial, this time a just and public one, with expert testimony from cyber crime experts. This request has so far remained unanswered by the judiciary officials in Iran.

We therefore respectfully ask you to, as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, please follow up on Mr. Malekpour’s case and request that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran lift the death sentence and hold a public and fair trial, one in line with the international obligations of the country and the requirements of the International Declaration of Human Rights.

 

We also would like to express our deepest gratitude for your cooperation on this humanitarian issue.

 

 

Sincerely yours, 

 

1

Abalfazl

Ghasemi

2

Abbas

Shirazi

3

Abbas

Ranjbar

4

Abdolhamid

Masoumi Tehrani

5

Aboozar

Mehrani

6

Abtin

Ghaffari

7

Ahmad

Azad

8

Ahmad

Batebi

9

Ahmad

Pourmandi

10

Ahmad

Rafat

11

Ahmad

Medadi

12

Ahmad

Montazeri

13

Ahmad 

Shahrezaei

14

Aida

Ghajar

15

Akbar

Lakestani

16

Akbar

Amini Armaki

17

Akhtar

Gahsemi

18

Ali

Afshari

19

Ali

Porsan

20

Ali

Tarokh

21

Ali

Taghipour

22

Ali

Shakeri

23

Ali

Tayefi

24

Ali

Fotovvati

25

Ali

Kalaei

26

Ali

Mohtadi

27

Ali

Nazari

28

Ali

Nikooee

29

Ali

Behzadian Nejad

30

Ali

Pourvahedi

31

Ali

Tabatabaei

32

Ali

Honari

33

Ali Akbar

Mahdi

34

Ali Asghar

Ramezanpoor

35

Ali Reza

Khademi

36

Ali Reza

Kiani

37

Amin

Riahi

38

Amin

Sorkhabi

39

Amin

Movahedi

40

Amir

Biglari

41

Amir

Rashidi

42

Amir

Sehati

43

Amir Hossein

Tavassoti

44

Amir Hossein

Fotoohi

45

Ammar

Maleki

46

Anvar

Mir Sattari

47

Arache

Janati- Atai

48

Arash

Aalam

49

Arash

Abadpour

50

Arash

Hosseini Pajooh

51

Arash

Saleh

52

Arash

Mohajeri Nejad

53

 
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Take Action Kindly write to Iranian authorities and governments that have friend…

Take Action
Kindly write to Iranian authorities and governments that have friendly relations with Iran by sending letters at: http://action.iranhumanrights.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=6840


Take Action: Nasrin Sotoudeh
http://www.civicus.org
Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested on 4 September 2010. She was detained for about four months without any formal charges, held in solitary confinement, and subsequently charged with “acting against national security,” “propaganda against the regime” and being a “member of the Centre for Human Rights De…

 
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Amnesty International – Saskatchewan Canada Iranian lawyer, human rights and wo…

Amnesty International – Saskatchewan Canada

Iranian lawyer, human rights and women's rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and sentenced to 6 years in prison and a 10 year ban on practising law. She was targeted for activities such as speaking publicly about the shortcomings of the Iranian legal system and defending other activists who have been unfairly jailed.


Amnesty International – Saskatchewan Canada
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Iranian lawyer, human rights and women's rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and sentenced to 6 years in prison and a 10 year ban on practising law. She was targeted for activities such as speaking publicly about the shortcomings of the Iranian legal system and defending other activists who…

 
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Parasto Dokohaki relesed from prison. a happy moment after freedom! پرستوی آزاد…

Parasto Dokohaki relesed from prison. a happy moment after freedom!

پرستوی آزاد
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پرستو دوکوهکی پس از آزادی
منبع:صفحه ديدارسبز

 
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Renowned Iranian Director Bahman Farmanara congratulated Iranian director Asghar…

Renowned Iranian Director Bahman Farmanara congratulated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi after his film “A Separation” won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and also wants government to drop charges against acclaimed Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi and let him work again.
حكم ممنوع‌الكاري و ممنوع‌الخروجي جعفر پناهي را لغو كنيد و بگذاريد اين كارگردان مهم سينماي ايران بار ديگر به ساخت فيلم برگردد.
بهمن فرمان آرا


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‫روزنامه شرق امروز مطلبی در دل صفحه اول خود دارد از بهمن فرمان آرا. روی صحبت این نوشته بیش از آن که اصغر فرهادی باشد ، “ما مردم” و “مسئولان کشور” است. تیتر مطلب این است: دلم لرزید…من هم که مطلب را خواندم “دلم لرزید”

دلم لرزيد
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وقتي به دبيرستان مي‌رفتم راديو برنامه‌اي داشت به‌نام «بياييد با هم دنياي بهتري بسازيم» و مجري اين برنامه «دكتر بني‌احمد» بود كه درباره روان‌شناسي كودك صحبت مي‌كرد. امروز صبح كه «اصغر فرهادي» براي دريافت جايزه اسكار به عنوان بهترين فيلم خارجي روي صحنه رفت…
… در ميان كف‌زدن‌هاي زياد كارگردان برنامه اسكار كلوزآپي از «سارينا فرهادي» كه اشك شوق صورتش را خيس كرده بود، نشان داد و با خود گفتم كه چهره «سارينا» تصوير دل تمام آنهايي است كه سربلندي سينماي ايران را مي‌خواهند، حتي من پيرمرد هم دلم لرزيد. موفقيت هر هم‌ميهني در هر زمينه‌اي اسباب غرور براي همه ملت مي‌شود و فرهادي با بردن جايزه اسكار سينماي ايران را بر بال شوق به آسمان هفتم برد و مي‌دانم با هوش و ذكاوتي كه در او سراغ دارم او حداكثر استفاده را از اين پيروزي براي پيشبرد حرفه‌اش خواهد كرد. نوش‌جانش و هزاران دعاي خير پشتيبانش!
اين موفقيت مثل سكه‌اي مي‌ماند كه مثل هر سكه‌اي ديگر دو رو دارد و فرهادي يك روي آن را با فيلم فوق‌العاده‌اش تصوير كرده است. اما روي دوم بعد از تبريكات مكرر برعهده ماست و هركدام از ما سعي مي‌كنيم در كارمان موفق باشيم.
درمورد سينماي ما بايد ديد مسوولان سينما از اين فرصت طلايي چه استفاده‌اي مي‌كنند و اينجاست كه برمي‌گردم به اسم آن برنامه‌اي كه در شروع آوردم. از آنجا كه من تا اطلاع ثانوي خود را بازنشسته كرده‌ام اين‌قدر امروز به خاطر اين دوست جوان مسرور و سرحال هستم كه براي مسوولان سينما چند پيشنهاد ساده دارم:
1- «خانه سينما» را به اصناف سينما پس دهيد و بعد از تغيير آن دو بند اساسنامه كه قبول نداريد، بگذاريد كه اصناف مختلف سينما، هيات‌مديره خانه سينماي خود را انتخاب كنند.
2 – حكم ممنوع‌الكاري و ممنوع‌الخروجي جعفر پناهي را لغو كنيد و بگذاريد اين كارگردان مهم سينماي ايران بار ديگر به ساخت فيلم برگردد.
در خاتمه از شما دعوت مي‌كنم به ميمنت و مباركي اين موج شادي سينماي ايران بياييد با هم سينماي كشورمان را دور از تسويه‌حساب‌ها و دشمني‌هاي بي‌اساس به عنوان يك پديده افتخارآميز بستاييم و سد راه پيروزي‌هاي آينده‌اش نشويم.

با تشکر از آقای بهروز کاظمی برای تنظیم خبر‬

 
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