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Iran: The Campaign to Free Atefeh Nabavi

ATEFEH NABAVIAn EA reader brings us news of a campaign on behalf of Atefeh Nabavi (Persian-language site here), the first woman to receive a prison sentence for post-election protest. Nabavi was sentenced on Tuesday to a mandatory four years in jail for participating in the mass demonstration on 15 June, three days after the disputed Presidential vote.

The campaign, "I Am Atefeh", has been been launched by social activists. It urges people to write about their participation in protests, confessing that they committed the same "crime" as Nabavi: “We want to say that we too think like Atefeh. We are all Atefeh. You have to imprison us all.” As one demonstrator has written, "I along with millions of other citizens, who were present on that afternoon, all belong in prison with Atefeh. Either she is not guilty or we are all criminals."

Reader Comments (2)

Notice for Western readers: This campaign has a double meaning, Atefeh means compassion. Obviously the regime is bi-atefeh (without compassion).

November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArshama

dead to iranian islamic rejim

dead to dictaitor khamenehie

dead to this stupid donkey ahmadinejad

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdamavand

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