Saturday, 18 August 2007

Hunger Strike

Adnan & Hiwa have both been hunger striking for 35 days now. They are, as you may imagine, very weak.

We are trying to secure the help of Red Crescent/Red Cross to visit them with medical care and even obtain a transfer to a hospital from the jail in Sanandaj.

Keep campaigning on their behalf. Spread the news of this website. Keep writing letters and emails and if you are a praying person, please bring their case before God.

View this file

Click here to view a pdf statement from the THE OBSERVATORY for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders' on behalf of Adnan & Hiwa.

We are fully confident of their rigour and integrity as an organisation in cases like this.

(file name:
092 IRN 007_0807_OBS 092.pdf)

Wednesday, 15 August 2007


You can join the Free Adnan & Hiwa Facebook group here

BBC Look North

Great report from Marco Van Belle.

Monday, 13 August 2007

Not August 14th and Not terrorists

Please note that the period for Adnan & Hiwa's appeal ends on August 20th.

Originally we were led to believe the date for execution was August 14th.
We still have time. Sadly the Iranian government is refusing to bow to international pressure thus far.

We must keep on.

Please disregard comments in the media suggesting that Adnan & Hiwa were connected to an alleged militant group- PJAK. They have not taken up arms against the regime. Many websites and news reports are suggesting that this could be the case. It is not. The Iranian government's media machine is clearly trying to sully the reputations of these good men and 'justify' their illegal imprisoning and execution of journalists who speak up for the rights of minorities and condemn the injustices of a brutal regime.

BBC - at last

We get some air time on Tuesday from local BBC radio and television:

Tuesday BBC Radio Sheffield news bulletins.


Tuesday BBC1 Look North news 20 past and 5 to the hour (from 6am -9am) then 1.30 pm and 6.30pm news.

Thanks Marco & Natatlie.

Sunday, 12 August 2007