Iranian of the Year
... for human rights
March 26, 1999
The following are comments in favor of Maraym Namazie as the Iranian
of the year. She is a member of the board of the Committee for Humanitarian
Assistance to Iranian Refugees (CHAIR) in New York. Namazie was also recognized
by the readers of The Iranian for her efforts
in 1997. Each comment is from a different person. Names have been withheld
for reasons of privacy.
* Tireless advocate
* Daughter to a cause
* True humanitarian
to the Iranian of the Year main index
I made this choice because Maryam Namazie has been a tireless advocate
for the human rights and dignity of all Iranians, at home and abroad. She
has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice and equality for all
and she is a brilliant critic of injustice and hypocrisy wherever she sees
it. Maryam Namazie's work with International Federation of Iranian Refugees
(IFIR) and Committee for Humanitarian Assistance to Iranian Refugees (CHAIR)
has been an inspiration to all who cherish justice and condemn brutality.
Daughter to a cause
This is to nominate Maryam Namazie, my daughter, as Iranian of the Year.
She has put her life on hold to help Iranian refugees of all religions
to a better life. Her dedication is limitless. And although we have lost
a daughter to good cause, we have been honored and privileged to have a
daughter like her. She has made our life richer and more transparent and
I am voting for Maryam Namazie as Iranian of the year! She's been a
tremendous advocate. during the past year.
Because o f her work defending refugee rights, opposing the Islamic
Republic of Iran, and promoting equality and freedom with the International
Federation of Iranian Refugees (IFIR) and the Committee For Humanitarian
Assistance to Iranian Refugees (CHAIR). She is a true humanitarian and
should be recognized for her efforts!
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