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HOSSEIN DERAKHSHAN, IRANIAN-CANADIAN BLOGGER AND JOURNALIST DETAINED AT THE EVIN PRISON, TEHRAN, IRAN.
URGENCY: THE PROSECUTOR OF TEHRAN REQUESTED DEATH PENALTY AGAINST HOSSEIN ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2010.
HELP US SAVE HOSSEIN!
This is a call for help to the international community to ask for the immediate release of my partner Hossein Derakhshan. Hossein is an Iranian-Canadian blogger and journalist, know as the «Blogfather». He was arrested on November 1st, 2008 at his parents’ house in Tehran.
He has been detained at the Evin prison ever since. Yesterday we learnt that the prosecutor of Tehran requested the death penalty. We are expecting any time soon the final verdict. Hossein committed no crime, he was simply doing his job as a journalist.
Urgency is at its maximum.
Rigth now in New York City, the United Nations are getting together. I am asking the world nations and President Ahmadinejad for help to free Hossein from jail in the name of freedom of speech for journalists and international human rights».
says Sandrine Murcia, founder of a new technology consulting firm, Hossein’s partner, both passionate for new technologies for information and communication.
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