Letter of Mohammad Latif to Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Dear Miss Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Respectful greetings. Today is the 17th day of my freedom. I will never forget your kindness and all those who helped me along the way. I spend 3 years and 3 months of my youth in the worst possible circumstances and I don’t know what my destiny would have been if it was not for you reaching out to help me.

I am writing this letter on Thursday March 6, 2008. It is now two days since I have returned from a one week trip to the holy city of Mashhad. The day you took the time to call me, I was shopping at a store. Until that day I had never heard your voice and I was so shocked and happy that I could not fit in my own skin. After that unforgettable day I prayed for you and your future success. I have attached a photo that I took three days after release.
I was a very good student while I was at school and despite some weaknesses in the last year (of junior high) , I have always loved studying and the school that I was attending was one of the best schools in the city. My father is retired from the post office of the city of Saveh and he was the head of that office for the last 15 years of his service. He is an educated man , just as my sister who is obtaining her masters degree in psychology and my brother who is a computer engineer and working at the university. My other sisters and brothers have already finished their high school.  Education was my first wish after freedom and I would like to recover all those years that I have missed.
Mohammad Latif