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Masoud Kazemzadeh
by Masoud Kazemzadeh

The Amir-Entezam petition crossed the 600 mark (or about because there are about 3 or 4 inadvertent errors):


I would like to express my gratitude to ALL readers and contributors who kindly added their good names to this petition.

Among those I was able to recognize are Killjoy, Azadeh Azad, Natalia Nadia Alvarado-Alvarez, IranDohkht, JJ, Jahanshah Rashidian, Sadegh, Dr. Hamid Akbari, Kaveh Nourai, Nazanin Afshin Jam, Dariush Kadivar, Azarin Sadegh, Amir Khosrow Sheibani, Shokooh Mirzadegi, Dr. Esmail Nooriala, Dr. Ramin Ahmadi, Niloofar Beyzaie, Sohrab Ferdows, Dr. Siavash Abghari, and Amil Imani.

If I was not able to recognize other Iranian.comers, my sincerest apologies; bebakhshid. Thank YOU again.

With hope for freedom, democracy, human rights, justice in Iran, and an end to the fundamentalist regime,



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Jahanshah Rashidian

Dear Nadias

by Jahanshah Rashidian on

I like to thank you for your signature. Thanks for your sympathy and solidarity for IRI's political prisoners and our oppressed people. At the same time let me assume  why some Iranians of this site refuse to support such a petition. 

--IRI's supporters, and Islamists thugs on this site abuse democracy and freedom of expression in the West to openly defend the totalitarian IRI. Not only that,  they also slander, threaten, and intimidate IRI's opposition. 

Needless to mention that supporters of a totalitarian regime, such the IRI, should be normally banned on any democratic site, so is in Germany towards the Nazi, racists, fanatics, so must be in the US towards KKK, ....  

--A secong and third group belong to IRI's lobby groups of NIAC / CASMII who have the privilege to put their materials on this site to promote the interests of the regime. They tend to lead readers to accept the status quo in Iran or IRI's support if taken too seriously.  They lobby for unconditional submission of any opposition and western relations with the Mullahs'regime. 

What they implicitly approve of is conventional ideology of fascism; they have no objection against the essence of what constitutes fascism. They do not define what fascism contains that this Mullahs' regime does not present or has not presented in the last 30 years.  

They have argued rather from preconceived assumptions of reforms within the regime to hypothetical causes, which are presented as facts without any attempt at empirical verification. If that be so, why they may be asked to sign such petitions, discuss their logic at such protests? These three above groups do not sign and do not let others do so. 

Because of such an irresponsible editorial policy giving chance to the toalitarian IRI's supporters/appologists/lobbyists on this site some get confused, some get apathy, and some disappointedly quit the site. so, consequently only a small number sign such petitions, although jj must however sign!


It is a beginning.......

by Nadias on

 In time, I hope that more people will sign the petition. After all there are many Iranians in what many call the "diaspora".

As to publishing the names of the signators: I still don't understand why people would be offended, since it is a public website and many used pseudonyms.


So many people say outside of Iran:"Well the people in Iran should stand up for their rights. It is their fault they are not free." However,  many outside of Iran will not even take the time to sign a petition.

Logic is lost!

I'm not an Iranian and yet took the time to sign the petition. Yes, I know that some will drag my name through the mud because of it. They can call me all they want. Just because they call me something awful does not make it so.

 I define who I am!


solh va doosti





Dear Dr Kazemzadeh

by IRANdokht on

Thank you for the update. I am very disappointed that with all the efforts, and despite the peaceful nature of the letter and the importance of human rights issues there were not many signatures gathered.

Do 600 signatures really have an effect?  Why is the name of Persian Golf more of an attraction to people than the people who are denied their basic rights?

It's a very disappointing revelation about us Iranians...

with respect to you and all who are working towards a free Iran.


Masoud Kazemzadeh


by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Dear Ms. Saberi,

1. In the petition, one has the choice of either using their real names or an screen name.

2. The petition is a PUBLIC site.

3. Therefore, your statement that I publicized anyone’s name is not correct.

4. In order to free our nation and establish freedom and democracy, it is imperative for us to be willing to pay the price. It is up to each individual to decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to the liberation of our home. At a minimum, one may spend a minute and provide a screen name. Or provide one’s real name. Or as much as one is willing to do so.

In this post, I expressed my gratitude to our wonderful readers and contributors who did THEIR part. My little note is, in my humble opinion, a simple note of "Thank You" to these wonderful men and women who did take a step.

I wish MORE and MORE of our ham-mihanan to take take more and more steps in the struggle to establish freedom, democracy, human rights, justice for our people.

Kind regards,



Sir, Though your intentions

by Lili Saberi (not verified) on


Though your intentions are good, I think it is inappropriate of you to publicize who signed that petition. While it's true that in signing a petition the name with which you signed the petition becomes public, it is possible that people who sign a petition would not like to be known so publicly and so widely. At the same time, this type of inconsiderate action might be the reason many others would not sign worthwile petitions.

Think about that.