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Iran: Join Urgent Online Solidarity Protest Save Soheil Arabi’s Life


Tuesday 14 April 2020, by siawi3

Source: CEMB April,13, 2020

Join Urgent Online Solidarity Protest
Save Soheil Arabi’s Life

Livestream on Youtube and Facebook
14 April 2020
3-6pm GMT/6:30-9:30pm Tehran time

Iranian atheist, activist and blogger Soheil Arabi has resumed his
hunger strike on April 4 in protest to the Iranian regime’s denial of
medical care, inhuman prison conditions and the denial of leave during
the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to physical problems caused by various hunger strikes,
Arabi has been tortured, resulting in blunt trauma to his testicles
and a broken nose, amongst other injuries.

Arabi was arrested in December 2013 and sentenced to death for
blasphemy, namely insulting the prophet, Khamenei and other Iranian
officials in a Facebook post.

In July 2015, upon appeal, his death sentence was reduced to seven and
a half years in prison and two years of religious studies to prove his
repentance as well as a two-year ban from traveling abroad.

He was later sentenced to an additional 3 years in prison, exile and a
fine on charges of “propaganda against the state” and “insulting the
sacred and the supreme leader” because of his brave open letters
highlighting inhumane prison conditions, torture and the situation of
political prisoners in Iran.

We call on organisations and the public to join our action on 14 April
2020, 3-6pm GMT/ 6:30-9:30pm Tehran time by sending photos, videos of
your acts of solidarity to be broadcast live.
Do a drawing, take a
photo, sing a song, anything to save his life. The livestream will be
hosted by Veedu Vidz, Shahin Mohamadi and Maryam Namazie.

Join the livestream on Youtube:

Sign the Petition to save Soheil’s life: here