Amir Entezam's letter to U.N. rights chief
About Iran... has received the following translated text of a letter
written to Ms. Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner on
Human Rights, by Mr. Abbass Amir-Entezam, the Islamic Republic's longest
held prisoner of conscience (more than 18 years!) from the Committee in
Defense of Abbass Amir-Entezam in New York. Please circulate it as widely
as you can.
Dear Honorable Mary Robinson,
It is my obligation to declare my strongest words of support for your
call upon United Nation to send peace keeping forces to East Timor.
This brutal and unjustifiable massacre of the innocent people of East
Timor must be stopped immediately. The old policy of genocide by Indonesia
has turned East Timor into an infernal combination of chaos, street executions
and bloodbaths. The civilized world must not stand by and simply watch
Here in Iran, I am very familiar with political crisis in which the
government has no control over the so called "pressure groups"
and the law enforcement personnel siding with paramilitary forces in the
streets. Such volatile situations can deteriorate quickly and claim many
Let all dictators know that the world will no longer tolerate such
unspeakable crimes and save what is left of a determined nation whose 21
year long resistance is one of the century's most outstanding tales of
endurance and courage.
With best wishes,
Abbas Amir Entezam
Tehran, Evin prison