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Meet Golrokh and Arash they need your urgent attention.
 
Meet Golrokh and Arash they need your urgent attention.

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Meet Golrokh, jailed writer and human rights activist in Iran. She is serving 6 years in prison; her husband is serving 19 years. Her husband is on hunger strike since 24 Oct 2016. Help us save them. Please continue to read.
The following petition signed by 144 organizations, political and human rights activists to support Golrokh Ebrahimi. The signed petition has been sent to the European Parliament, European Union, UN, women’s rights and human rights organisations and also the authorities in Iran.
If you did not have a chance to sign the petition, you can support Golrokh Ebrahimi and demand her release by sending a support letter now. Simply copy & paste the following text and email it to the addresses below. Please act now and encourage your friends to do the same. Golrokh and Arash need your urgent attention.
Please copy & paste the following:

On the 24th October 2016, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, 36, was arrested by security forces without any official summons. Golrokh’s charges were announced as ‘insulting Islamic sanctities’ and ‘spreading propaganda against the system’.  The charges against Golrokh are unsubstantiated. While Golrokh was in hospital following surgery, she was sentenced to six years in prison in a court. She was not given the opportunity to defend herself. Golrokh’s case is another example of the routine denial of the most basic rights by the authorities of Iran, such as freedom of expression.
Golrokh’s husband, Arash Sadeghi is currently serving 19 years imprisonment for his human rights activities. He is on hunger strike since October 24 2016 in protest to Golrokh’s imprisonment.
We express our concern for Arash Sadeghi’s health and wellbeing and we demand that Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee to be released immediately and unconditionally.
Send your letters/ direct your tweets to the following addresses.
Hassan Rouhani
Email: media@rouhani.ir
Twitter: @HassanRouhani

Mohammed Javad Larijani
Office of the Head of the Judiciary
Pasteur St, Vali Asr Ave
South of Serah-e Jomhouri
Tehran, Iran
Email: larijani@ipm.ir (Subject line: FAO Mohammad Javad Larijani)

TO: Ali Khamene
Email: contact@leader.ir
Twitter: @khamenei_ir
Background information about Golrokh
Why did they arrest Golrokh?
Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, 36, is a human rights activist and a writer. She wrote a story about a woman who watched a film called ‘The Stoning of Soraya M’. Through this story, Golrokh expressed how she feels about violence against women and how she is outraged by the punishment of stoning. The security forces found the story Golrokh wrote when they raided her house in September 2014 and arrested Golrokh and her husband Arash Sadeghi who was a student activist.
Golrokh never published this story, but writing this story, along with her Facebook posts in support of political prisoners, was enough ‘evidence’  for the authorities to subject her to physical and psychological torture, and to sentence her to six years in prison.
After just one year of marriage, Golrokh and her husband Arash were arrested and were taken to Evin prison forcibly. They were released on bail after seven months and were told to await sentencing.
Golrokh was not able to attend her final court hearing as she was hospitalised after having a major surgery on a tumour. The court never considered her medical records and never gave her a chance to defend herself. Her charges were announced as ‘insulting Islamic sanctities’ and ‘spreading propaganda against the system’ and she was sentenced to six years in prison on these unsubstantiated charges.
While Golrokh was waiting to be called to prison, she wrote several letters to the ‘Revolutionary Court’ to request the appeal of her sentence. She also tried to appeal to human rights organisations for support. Golrokh’s letters to the judiciary bodies in Iran did not get a response, instead, she was threatened several times by the authorities to not speak to the media regarding her or her husband’s case.
On the morning of Monday 24th Oct 2016, the security forces in Iran broke the front door to Golrokh’s house and without showing any official summons for her arrest, they took her to Evin prison. When they arrested Golrokh she asked the security guards to let her take her medication, at this point she was advised to forget about her medication as she will be in prison until she dies.
Following Golrokh’s arrest, her husband Arash went on hunger strike in protest and demanded the release of Golrokh. Arash is still on hunger strike and his life in a great danger.
I would like to appeal to you and your organisation to support Golrokh by demanding her release via sending letters of support to the authorities in Iran.
Golrokh has never given up fighting for freedom, even when she was under immense pressure. Supporting Golrokh is supporting women’s rights in Iran – it is supporting humanity and freedom. I would like to ask you to be her voice.

For more information please contact:
Shiva Mahbobi, Spokesperson
Campaign to Free political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)
shiva.mahbobi@gmail.come   ,    +44 (0)7572356661

www.iranpoliticalprisoners.com

The following petition signed by 144 organizations, political and human rights activists to support Golrokh Ebrahimi. The signed petition has been sent to the European Parliament, European Union, UN, women’s rights and human rights organisations and also the authorities in Iran.
PETITION
On the 24th October 2016, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, 36, was arrested by security forces without any official summons. Golrokh’s charges were announced as ‘insulting Islamic sanctities’ and ‘spreading propaganda against the system’.  The charges against Golrokh are unsubstantiated. While Golrokh was in hospital following surgery, she was sentenced to six years in prison in a court. She was not given the opportunity to defend herself. Golrokh’s case is another example of the routine denial of the most basic rights by the authorities of Iran, such as freedom of expression.
Golrokh’s husband, Arash Sadeghi is currently serving 19 years imprisonment for his human rights activities. He is on hunger strike in protest to Golrokh’s imprisonment.
We express our concern for Arash Sadeghi’s health and wellbeing and we demand that Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee to be released immediately and unconditionally.
Signed by the following organizations, political and human rights activists:
1.Peter Tatchell, Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation
2.Elizabeth Fritz, Lawyer – Sweden
3.Maria Rashidi, Kvinnorsrätt (Women’s Rights)-Sweden
4.Syran Duran, Kurdistans kvinnoförbundet (Kurdistan’s Women Federation in Sweden ) -Sweden
5.Halala rafi, Iirakiska Kurdiska Kvinnor Rättigheter (IKKR) and kvinnojouren Nina-Sweden
6.Mahin Alipour, Coordinator of Equality Right Now-Sweden
7.Rebecca Hybbinette Humanakademienförlag. (Human Academy Publishers)-Sweden
8.Clare Begled, kvinnolobby-Sweden (The Swedish Women’s Lobby)
9.Nima Daryamagdy, Journalist
10.Farideh Rezai, Iranska kvinnor kamp gör frihet- IKKR ( Iranian Women Fighting for Freedom) -Sweden
11.Sedika Mohamadi, Iranska kvinnor kamp gör frihet- IKKR ( Iranian Women Fighting for Freedom) -Sweden
12.Soraia Fattahi, Iranska kvinnor kamp gör frihet- IKKR ( Iranian Women Fighting for Freedom) -Sweden
13.Awin Taha, Iranska kvinnor kamp gör frihet- IKKR ( Iraqi Women Fighting for Freedom) –Sweden
14.Kurdiska kvinnors komitte ( Kurdish Women Committee)-Sweden
15.Sara Mohammad, Chairwomen for Never Forget Pela and Fadime Organisation-Sweden
16.Anna Arne, member of Glöm Aldrig Pela och Fadime Riksförening- GAPF ( organization of Never Forget Pela & Fadime )-Sweden
17.Madele Lonnelia, member of Glöm Aldrig Pela och Fadime Riksförening- GAPF ( organization of Never Forget Pela & Fadime )-Sweden
18.Madeleine Svensson Huddinge , Kvinnojouren Huddinge (Huddinge Women Shelter )-Sweden
19.Föreningen framtidtåget , ordförande -Sweden
20.Niklas keleman, Nätverket mot hedersrelaterat våld (Network against Honour related Violence)- Sweden
21.Nazi Peyghambarian, spokesperson for Mothers’ of Park Laleh-Sweden
22.Nazanin Afshin-Jam Mackay, President of Stop Child Executions, Human Rights Activist-Canada
23.Homa Arjoman, Coordinator of The International Campaign Against Sharia Court in Canada, Coordinator of the International Campaign to Close Down Iranian Embassies
24.Nazanin Borumand, Concil of Ex-Muslin of Germany
25.Hormoz Raha, chairman of International Committee Against Execution
26.Shiva Mahbobi, Spokesperson for the Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)
27.Sarvar Kardar, coordinator of the Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)
28.Maryam Namazie, Campaigner
29.Maria Rohaly, Mission Free Iran-US
30.Dr. Gillian Gillespie, Director UK – Iranian Refugees Action Network
31.Walton K. Martin, Director USA – Iranian Refugees Action Network
32.Mina Ahadi, International Committee Against Execution
33.Fariba Rad, human rights activist-US
34.Behrouz Javid-Tehrani, human rights activist
35.Banafsheh Pourzand
36.Maj Mandinsoon Wileeg, Teacher, women rights activist-Sweden
37.Hamid Ghassemi-Shall,former political prisoner-Canada
38.Afshin  Afshin-Jam,human rights and political activist – Canada
39.Karim Shahmohamadi- Children Rights Now foundation
40.Azar Pouya, human rights activist-Sweden
41.Mahsa Faalzadeh- Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)
42.Babak Eidipour, Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)
43.Siamak SohrabManesh, human rights activist
44.Shima Rayatdoust, defender of women’s rights
45.Asqar Karimi, chairman of the executive committee of Worker-communist Party of Iran
46.Shahab Bahrami, political activist- Sweden
47.Afshin Nadimi
48.Mahrokh Firouzeh, Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)
49.Babak Yazdi, executive director of Khavaran Association- Canada
50.Hamid Akbarabadi- France
51.Shirzad Choupani, Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)-UK
52.Alireza Sarbazi
53.Nahid Naeimi
54.Abbas Mahbobi
55.Monir Kashef
56.Shahla Daneshfar, spokesperson for Free Them Now, Campaign to Free Jailed workers in Iran
57.Esmail Khoei Foundation-US
58.Hasan Salehi, spokesperson for the International Committee Against Execution
59.Saber Rahimi, political activist- Norway
60.Siavash Aghbari, university lecturer-US
61.Veda Ilka, Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)-Sweden
62.Gholam Akbari, political activist
63.Fereshteh Naji Habibzadeh, journalist and human rights activist
64.Afshin Arabi, human rights activist
65.Nesan Nodinian, political activist
66.Hasan Massali, writer and political activist
67.Parvin moazi
68.Hesam Shahsavari
69.Seyed Mohammadhasan Behbahani
70.Ahmad Normohammadi
71.Mostafa Saber, writer and political activist
72.Zohreh Nazemi
73.Mohammadkarim (Reza) Naderi
74.Soleiman Sigarchi, Worker-communist Party of Iran-Canada
75.Mahmood Ahmadi, TV presenter, labour rights, women’s rights and children rights activist- Canada
76.David Aram, labour rights activist- Canada
77.Shiva Ganji, human rights activist
78.Mona Dehmohseni
79.Sara Dehghanian
80.Amir Zahedi, activist of CFPPI and International Committee Against Execution, Socialist
81.Reza Karimi
82.Yadi Mahmoudi, TV presenter, political activist- Canada
83.Katayoun Ataee
84.Javad Golchinfar
85.Samir Nouri, chairman of the central committee of the Left Worker-communist Party of Iraq
86.Iraj Abshar
87.Fereshteh Nezamabadi, Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)-Sweden
88.Ebrahim Rostami
89.Tofigh Faraji
90.Maryam Hedayati
91.Gelavizh Rostami, political activist and specialised in political science
92.Abbas Mohammadi
93.Satar Nourizad, political activist-US
94.Yamas Bariyous
95.Shahram Vahdani, political activist- Sweden
96.Ali Kandouri
97.Fariba Rashidi
98.Majid Hamidian
99.Azizeh Lotfallahi
100.Siamak Sotudeh, writer and researcher
101.Arman Parvania
102.Saman Douri, political activist
103.Naser Asghari, labour activist-Canada
104.Masoud Salehi, Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)
105.Farasat Salehi, political activist, Communist Party of Iran
106.Afsaneh Vahdat, women’s rights activist, Children First Now-International Campaign for Children’s Rights
107.Dr. Iman Foroutan, spokesperson for The New Iran ( Nahad Mardomi)-US
108.Zartosht Ahmadiragheb, human rights activist
109.Mandana Zandkarimi
110.Sousan Farrokhnia
111.Gita Rezaee zeynalani
112.Hasan Pouy, political activist, one of the founders of Khavaran Association
113.Omid Rahaee- political activist- Finland
114.Ehsan Sharifi
115.Hosein Afsahi, theatre director- Canada
116.Mohammad Naeem Rezaee- Canada
117.Bakhtiar Pirkhezri, political activist
118.Mansoureh Naserchian, researcher, political activist- Canada
119.Saadat Hashemian- Canada
120.Soheyla Dalvand, Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)-Canada
121.Maryam Porhoseini, human rights activist
122.Hoshiar Soroush, political activist-Sweden
123.Ahmad Fatemi, director of Mission Free Iran- International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
124.Malek Cheraghi, NewZealand
125.Amir Ebrahimi, political activist
126.Awat Farokhi, political activist
127.Faramarz Ghorbani, labour activist
128.Boromand Heshmati, writer
129.Khaled Naseri, Worker-communist Party of Iran
130.Fakhroddin ouneri
131.Ehsan Fattahi, Journalist
132.Maryam Hedayati
133.Sarvenaz sinaee
134.Milad Rabee
135.Siyamak Bahari, editor of the Children First magazine
136.Ezzat Mossallanejad, Policy Analyst and Researcher- Canada
137.Faramarz Hekmatara
138.Farshid Farrokhnia, human rights activist
139.Keyvan Javid, director of New Channel TV
140.Shahnaz Moratab, chairwoman of Integration Committee and the Federation of Iranian Refugees in Germany
141.Giti Mousavi, activist of International Campaign in Defence of Women’s Rights
142.Sara Nakhaee, chairwoman of the Federaiton of Iranian Refugees- Sweden
143.Nahid Mokri, human rights activist- Sweden
144.Soufia Sedighpour, human rights activist

145-Orit Kopel, CEO, Jimmy Wales Foundation

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