Release the Iranian youth from prison !
A statement by 720 personalities
While warning the officials for puting alot of pressure on Iranian youth and students , and are worried about the destiny and future of the Iranian society , they are as well worried about the situation of Soheil Asefi ( journalist) and imprisoned students particularly Ehsan Mansuri, Ahmad Ghasaban, Majid Tavakoli, Keivan Ansari, Ali Derakhshandeh and Puya Behandar.
The statement -
Freedom loving people of Iran:
It is now 40 days that Soheil Asefi the young freedom loving journalist is spending time in solitary confinement.Legally he is not guilty of the charges, but what has been going on is violation of his basic human rights by the Islamic Republic.His crime is his aricles he has written in online websites and there is no insult or lie about Islamic Republic. Soheil was arrested together with Farshd Ghorbanpour and Masud Bastani on Saturday August 4,2007 for writing article on an online website.Mr. Bastani and Ghorbanpour were released on heavy bail but Soheil who infact is younger than the other two was put into the solitary confinement.
The signatories are demanding from the officials in the Islamic Republic to immediately release these young Iranians.
Signatures of 720 Iranian personalities.
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