Release Akbar Ganji appeal

3 February 2006

The human rights activist and outspoken Iranian government critic Akbar Ganji is serving his fourth month in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison.  He is serving a six year sentence for his investigative journalism exposing the government's involvement in the murder of dissidents.

For refusing to recant these writings, and for his continuation in promoting human rights, Mr Ganji is being held in terrible prison conditions with insufficiant food and medicine, in violation of international human right standards.

That one man's promotion of human rights can result in his very own persecution is sickening.  Send a pre-drafted letter of appeal to the Permanent Rep of Iran to the UN, Mohammed Javad Zarif here.  

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