Thursday, January 13, 2005

Freshteh Ghazi an independent journalist needs our support now !

Communique of 67 journalists and Human Rights advocates : We support Freshteh Ghazi !
We the Iranian journalists , advocates of human rights and freedom of expression , condemn the threat , arrest and torture of Freshteh Ghazi, An independent journalist who has been in recent months arrested together with tens of jornalists and blogger and we announce that the ongoing summon and threat on her while she is still recovering from the past arrest and torture, made us anxious about the possibility of her to be tortured and arrested again .
While codemning these actions of the Islamic Republic judiciary we demand the summon and threat towards Freshteh Ghazi and her family about the " on going investigation on her claim that she has been tortured and was forced to confess to lies" to be stoped .

Also we call all international organizations and advocates defending human rights and freedom of expression toward the continues violation of basic principle of the freedom of expression in Iran and demand for the continues investigation and observation of international organization in this regards. We support Freshteh Ghazi for her resistance towards " the file makers against independent journalists " .

Signed by 67 journalists and human rights advocates.

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