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Intervention on Nazanin Fatehi Trial Case
The case of Nazanin Fatehi a young girl in her teens who is being tried for a 2nd time for Murder of her Rapist has drawn an international wave of protests from hundreds of thousands of Human Right Activists around the world. The Iranian Diaspora has been particularly sensitive to the Campaign launched by former Miss World Canada Nazanin Afshin-Jam to save her namesake in Iran through an online petition that has thus far drawn more than 335361 signatures worldwide. A Lily Mazehari to stop other Human Rights abuses such as stoning.
Now another voice has been also joining her name to these worthwhile struggles in the person on the former Shahbanou of Iran: Farah Pahlavi.
If to date the Empress has kept herself away from any form of open partisan support it has been to avoid any political recuperation of these legal cases and also in order to prevent any further predicament for those directly concerned by the Iranian Judiciary. As a public figure however she has recently contacted the new UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon who has succeeded to Mr. Kofi Annan in the hope of alerting the UN secretary and Human Rights Office on the case of Nazanin Fatehi and other young women with similar cases.
Below is the content of her recent letter.
Photo 1: Farah Pahlavi Pleads UN Secretary General on Nazanin Fatehi's Case.
Photo 2: Letter by Shahbanou Farah
Photo 3: Top Documentary on Nazanin Campaign Bottom
Left: Miss World Canada 2003 Nazanin Afshin-Jam campaigned to help For Iran’s Bam earthquake victims the same year. ©CBC
Right: With 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi
It should be noted that Nazanin Afshin-Jam’s Campaign is politically independent. She is not part of any political group, association or organization. She helps all groups and individuals who are working towards human rights, freedom and gender equality. Her Campaign has drawn attention from Iranians regardless of their political affiliations.
Documentary on Nazanin Afshin Jam’s Campaign to Free Namesake Nazanin Fatehi in Iran. www.bodog.tv
Taking a Stand: An Interview with Nazanin Afshin-Jam by Darius KADIVAR