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One Nazanin calling another on Iranian new year

Today on the first day of the Iranian news year, Nazanin Afshin-Jam spoke with Nazanin Fatehi and reported Nazanin to sound “extremely happy”. Nazanin Fatehi has registered at school and will start school after the Norooz, Iranian New Year Holidays. Her attorney, Mohmmad Mostafaei visited her and provided her with household items including a telephone and television for her new house. She sounded very much adjusted and happy to have her new found freedom. She said that sometimes her old inmates phone her and ask her what freedom feels like and want her to explain everything that is going on for the Persian New Year. They really miss her.

Nazanin said that she was told by Mr. Mostafi about Shadi Sadr’s imprisonment and she was very sad and concerned for Shadi. Nazanin Afshin-Jam gave her the news of Shadi Sadr’s release on bail and Nazanin Fatehi was very happy to hear that. (Both Nazanin Fatehi and her attorney Shadi Sadr have now experienced imprisonment and solitary confinment in the same prison (EVIN) and they both are free on bail!)

When asked about her her experiences in prison, Nazanin revealed that it was an extremely hard time for her in prison. She said most of the women were really nervous and stressed all the time. Most of them had lost hope and
were waiting to die. She said that when she first received the news of her execution she became out of control and broke a lamp in her prison. For this she was sent to solitary confinement for months. She said that while she was
in solitary confinement sometimes the guards would check up on her as the prisoners were supposed to be asleep by 10pm. Whenever they saw that Nazanin was still awake, the next morning they would take her to “hefazat”
(protection division) and they would beat her, sometimes with electric chains. She still has marks from this brutality. When she was in solitary confinement she said it was very cold and she had to sleep on the ground
sometimes with no blanket and so now she has back problems.

When Nazanin she was released from prison she had visited the law offices of Mr. Mostafaei and Shadi Sadr and she is now excited of the prospect of one day becoming a lawyer and fighting injustice. “With the strength and hope in her voice I believe it could happen.” Nazanin fshin-Jam said.

Thanks to joint efforts of so many people worldwide, this is the first time in a few years that Nazanin Fatehi spends the Iranian new year (first day of spring) with her family. Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Stop Child Execution Campaign wish a happy and healthy Iranian New Year to Nazanin Fatehi and her family.

$200,000 bail set for Shadi Sadr and Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh!

Meydan -Bail is issued at $200,000 for Shadi Sadr (Nazanin Fatehi’s
attorney) and Mahboubeh Abbasgholizade, Sadr and Abbasgholizadeh told their
families on a phone call yesterday.

Last night, while Abbasgholizadeh’s office, Nongovernmental Organizations
Training Center, and Sadr’s office, Raahi Legal Center, were being shut down, Abbasgholizadeh finally talked to her daughters Maryam and Mohaya and informed them about her physical health and the $200,000 bail.

The bail should be in the form of a property worth $200,000 and the relatives of none of these women’s activists can afford it. Since Iran’s New Year starts within a few days and all offices and business, including the courts, will be closed, it is questionable that such an expensive bail is issued in such an impossible time.
It seems Sadr and Abbasgholizadeh would not have the chance to spend the New Year with their families, and should stay in prison if they don’t provide the bail.

Currently, the families of these two activists are working hard to provide the expensive bail. Farideh Gheyrat, their attorney, said she will talk to the cases’ officer early Saturday morning to ask for a discount in the bails’ amount.

Nazanin Fatehi's Lawyer in Solitary Confinement. All released but 4

March 3
Amnesty International issued a new worldwide appeal to help save Delara Darabi from execution. http://web.amnesty.org/appeals/index/irn-010307-wwa-eng
This is great news as Amnesty has much worldwide exposure and support. The article appeared in their websites in different languages as well as in their monthly newsletter. They also made a reference to Delara’s MySpace page under the new photo that we provided them.

Word of thanks to Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Vincent Maunoury of our team and Amnesty staff for making this possible.

March 4: Nazanin’s lawyer Shadi Sadr arrested

Fifty women’s rights activists were arrested in front of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran including one of Nazanin Fatehi’s lawyers Shadi Sadr.

The security police forces attacked a peaceful gathering of women’s rights activists that had taken place at 8:30 am in front of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran in objection to the recent governmental oppressions and the summoning of some of these activists. The police forces used violence to scatter the crowd. Shadi Sadr was sent to Evin prison (the same prison where Nazanin Fatehi was held).

Today, March 8
Nazanin Fatehi’s Lawyer in Solitary Confinement. All released but 4:

From left to right: Minou, Zhila ,Mahboubeh, Shadi Sadr

Today the Iranian women activists who were arrested on March 4th’s peaceful demonstration were released. However Shadi Sadr (Nazanin Fatehi’s attorney) and three other women remain in solitary confinement in Evin prison.

Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Stop Child Executions Campaign demand an immediate and unconditional release of Ms. Shadi Sadr, Mahboubeh Abasgholizadeh, Zhila Baniyaghoob and Minoo Mortazi-Langaroudi.

Stop Child Executions Campaign

On International Women’s day
March 8, 2007

news source: Zemastan