Add your name: Freedom for Jafar Panahi!

“We the undersigned call for the immediate and unconditional release of Iranian film maker, Jafar Panahi, and all political prisoners incarcerated since the mass democratic upsurges against the theocratic regime in the aftermath of the rigged elections of June 2009.

The Iranian people themselves must be free to shape their own future; free from interference either from the western powers/Israel in the form of military attack and sanctions, or the repressive apparatus of the theocratic state.

Hands off the people of Iran!”

Initial signatories include:

  • John McDonnell MP, Labour Party
  • Lisa Goldman, artistic director Soho Theatre
  • Jeremy Dear, general secretary National Union of Journalists
  • Moshe Machover, Israeli activist
  • Nader Sadeh (Berlin)

To add your name, email office@hopoi.info as soon as possible. We are aiming to publicise this statement in many newspapers and websites. You can also join the Facebook group to Free Jafar Panahi, which keeps you updated with the campaign

Other signatories include:

Yassamine Mather; Hopi
Ruben Markarian, Rahe Kargar;
Mohamad Reza Shalgouni, Rahe Kargar;
Harry Cohen MP;
Pete Firmin (joint secretary and president, Brent Trades Union Council – pc);
Bill Wilson, member of the Scottish Parliament;
Anthony Neilson, Writer/ Director and Literary Associate of the RSC;
Marsha Jane Thompson, Labour Representation Committee;
Elaine Smith, member of Scottish Parliament;
Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Writer;
Dr Sue Blackwell, National Executive Committee (elect), University and College Union
Andy Hewett, Green Left;
Jenny Morgan, filmmaker;
Peter Grant, Manchester Piccadilly No1 Branch, ASLEF;
Priya Thakar, University of Manchester;
Chuck Hamilton, Tennessee Human Rights Coalition;
Mark Fischer, Communist Party of Great Britain
Behrooz Farahany, Solidarité socialiste avec les travailleurs en Iran-Paris;
Keith Baker, chair Scottish Education and Action for Development;
Paul Frost, East Midlands Green Party T U Group Rep, Unison member;
Christina Purcell, Manchester Met UCU Campaigns Officer (pc);
Dr. Marsha Levine, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research;
Abe Hayeem, Chair, Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine;
Dieter Elken, Marxist Initiative, Berlin;
Mick Hall, Organized Rage;
Aleksander Glogowski PhD, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland;
Regi Theodor Enerstvedt, professor emeritus, University of Oslo, Norway;
Anders B Jonasson, senior lecturer, University of Skövde;
Marie Jedla;
Janet Bogle;
Ali Reza Akhavan;
Bita Tahbaz;
Firouzeh Rad;
Colin Pritchard;
Simon Pirani;
Ruth Saunders;
Leon Rosselson;
Prof. Haim Bresheeth;
Natasha Langridge;
Dr. Mehrdad Emadi;
Mila Mossafer;
Misagh Parsa;
Charlie Pottins;
Tony Greenstein;
Toby Abse;
Andrew Coates;
Dot Gibson;
Gilliar Javaheri;
Pete Mason;
David Broder;
Ann M. Crosby;
James Turley;
David Sabbagh;
David Convery;
Neill Grant;
Evelyn Metcalfe;
John Bowden;
Jim Moody;
Mark Fischer;
Leah Jones;
Imke Frank;
David Landau;
Paul Newton;
Steve Cooke;
Jim Gilbert;
Phil Kent;
Mark Harrison;
Maxim Forn;
Kelly Brown;
Marcus Trower;
Ali Hassany;
Ochreh Omidvake;
Ben Lille;
Robert Lambert;
Tina Becker;
Malcolm Mead;
Joanne George Wills;
Andy Guy;
Vick Marelic;
Paul White;
Grace McEnroe;
Matthew Smith;
Amanda Jackson;
Phil Kent;
Andrew Morris;
Ali Kaya;
Hariette Claire;
Alex Hopkins;
Clare Doyle;
Robert Bennett;
Samuel Gridley;
Andrew Britton;
Vicki Morris;
Jonathan Dodds;
Steve Freeman;
John Bridge;
Peter Manson;
Wendy Daly;
Dave Vincent;
David Isaacson;
Hagy Balizs;
Terri Rayner;
Oda Brathie;
Mina Bird;
Rachel Archer ;
D. Boromond;
M. O’Donnell;
B. Plant ;
Daniel Read;
August Schuit;
J. Rushborough-Lee;
Babak;
Virginia MacFadyen;
Paul Flewers;
Anna Rehin;
Ali Reza Akhavan;
Bita Tahbaz;
Fiona Harrington;
Ray Rising;
John S. Burke,
Nadia Marques de Carvalho;
Martin Ellis;
Geoff Curl;
Anne McShane;
Liaket Ali;
Laurie McCauley;
Zuri Zurowski;
Frances Grahl;
Anna Carteret
Dr. A. Holberg, Germany;
Maud Bracke, University of Glasgow;
Sean Lee
Sarah Gartland
Jamie Moloney
Maria Hawkins
ارژنگ بامشاد  Arjang Bamshad
احمد نوین  Ahmad Novin
امیر جواهری لنگرودی   Amir Javaheri Langaroudi
رفعت لنگرودی  Rafat Langaroudi
گیلک جواهری لنگرودی Gilak Javaheri Langaroudi
هما جوادی  Homa Javadi
ابوالحسن عظیمی Abolhassan Azimi
عیدی نعمتی شاعر Aydi Nemati (Poet)
سیاووش میرزایی شاعر Siavash Mirzaii (Poet)
رضا چیت ساز  Reza Chitsaz
داریوش ارجمندی Dariush Arjmandi
پریسا آزادیان Parissa Azadyan
مریم اسکویی Maryam Oskoui
فریدا سهابیان Frida Sohrabyan

سیران مرادیان Siran Moradyan
شهاب شکوهی Shahb Shokouhi
یوسف آبخونYoussef Abkhoun
پروین شکوهی  Parvin Shokouhi
نقی ریاحی لنگرودی Naghi Riyahi Langaroudi
سروژ قازاریان Sorouj Ghazaryan
نجف روحی Najaf Rouhi
حمید آذر Hamid Azar
رضا سپید روحی Reza Sepid Rouhi
علی جالینوسی   Ali Jalinous
احمد شکوهی Ahmad Shokouhi
بهرنگ ریاحی لنگرودی  Behrang Riyahi Langaroudi
محمد تجلی جو  Mohamad Tajali Jou
بهروز نظری Behrouz nazari
صادق افروز  Sadegh Afrouz
احمد سعیدی Ahmad Saiidi
علی یوسفی Ali Youssefi
نگار فکری- Negar Fekri
Lea Lahoud
Bettina Allamoda (Berlin), artist
Paul Martin

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5 thoughts on “Add your name: Freedom for Jafar Panahi!”

  1. For the immediate and unconditional release of Iranian film maker, Jafar Panahi, and all political prisoners.

  2. Iran wants to keep its intelligent and productive,fertile people away! But why? The answer is obvious, however, it is dangerous to declare it..
    Freedom for Panahi!!

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