Banafsheh Akhlaghi at UC Berkeley

by mihanyar

UC Berkeley in Solidarity with Iran. Banafsheh Akhlaghi is the Western Regional Director at Amnesty International. She is also President and Founder at National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement.

Banafsheh Akhlaghi at UC Berkeley from Cyrus Omoomian on Vimeo.


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A big thank you to sting for

by vildemose on

A big thank you to sting for making an appeal for Iran's detainees. This is just the kind of international support the people of Iran need. Imagine having been sentenced to 12 years in Islamic Republic prisons, as Kian Tajbakhsh has been, and then learning that in your hours of loneliness and despair, a famous international celebrity is backing you and you are not that alone.

Well done Sting.

“The false imprisonment of Iranian/American scholar Kian Tajbakhsh and 100 other activists involved in the ongoing democracy movement in Iran deserves our immediate attention.

I urge those of us living in a democratic society to speak out against the current Iranian regime’s system of political repression and human rights violations threatening to silence these activists and journalists.

Without freedom of speech and the right of dissent, there can be no viable democracy.”