IRAN WATCH CANADA

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

















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It Happened today Tuesday November 15 ,2011 in Toronto - Pen Canada organized a day of Support for Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian imprisoned human rights lawyer and ..../ with Wearing the shirt with the picture of Nasrin Sotoudeh and her picture in hand, plus flyers , we stoped in three locations in Toronto :Union Station, Dundas Square and Nathan Philip Square , we talked to people and explained her situation and asked them for solidarity to hold Nasrin's picture in their hand and our photojournalist took their picture - many people said yes for taking a picture with Nasrin's picture in their hand. We achieved our goal - Thanks to Pen Canada and its program manager Brendan de Caires - Thanks to Rita the photojournalist -and thanks to Ayub and Meghdad and all others. At the end it was a good day .
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS —
ON PEN’S DAY OF THE IMPRISONED WRITER
What: The Toronto public are invited to show support for jailed authors on PEN International’s
30th Day of the Imprisoned Writer.
When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011: 2 pm – 4 p.m.
PEN Canada will take to the streets of Toronto and invite pedestrians to show their support for
the immediate release of two of its Honorary Members: the Iranian human rights lawyer and
journalist Nasrin Sotoudeh, recipient of the 2011 One Humanity Award; and Dawit Isaak, one of
ten Eritrean journalists who have been held without formal charges or trials since September
2001.
On November 15, PEN International’s 30th Annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer, teams of
PEN Canada volunteers between 2 pm and 4 pm will invite members of the public to have their
photographs taken with large portraits of these writers as a gesture of support. With their
consent, these photos will be uploaded to various websites supporting this cause. They also will
be given detailed case information and the names and addresses for authorities to whom
petitions and appeal letters should be sent.
To show your support for these writers, look for PEN Canada volunteers at the following
locations.
Nasrin Sotoudeh – An Iranian human rights
lawyer known for her outspoken advocacy of
women's and children's rights, currently
serving a six year sentence in Evin prison for
"propaganda against the regime".
Union Station (Front and Bay) – 2 pm
Dundas Square (SE corner) – 2 :45 pm
Nathan Philips Sq. (by the pond) – 3:30 pm
Dawit Isaak – Imprisoned immediately after the
Eritrean government’s crackdown on independent
media in 2001, he has been held for over ten
years without due process and is believed to be in
poor mental and physical health.
Nathan Philips Square (by the pond) 2 pm
Dundas Square (SE corner) – 2:45 pm
Union Station ( Front and Bay) – 3:30 pm
More information: Brendan de Caires bdecaires@pencanada.ca 416 703 8448 ext 21

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