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Iran: Where Is Soheil Arabi ?

#FreeSoheil Campaign

Friday 6 January 2023, by siawi3



#WhereIsSoheilArabi and #FreeSoheil

We, the undersigned ex-Muslim, atheist, secularist and freethought organisations, have joined together to politically sponsor the well-known Iranian atheist and ex-Muslim Soheil Arabi, who was re-arrested from his home on 2 January 2023 by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security forces.

Sources have informed us that he was violently beaten during the arrest, denied much-needed medicine and moved to an unknown location.

We are extremely concerned about his well-being given the increased risk of execution for many protestors and critics in an effort to quell the revolutionary uprising since the murder of Mahsa Jina Amini. As a long-term political prisoner previously on death row, Soheil’s life is at grave risk.

A political sponsorship system has proven effective in protecting Iranian political prisoners. As Soheil Arabi’s political sponsors, we will continue to advocate and mobilise support and solidarity for him and put pressure on the Islamic regime of Iran to free him immediately and unconditionally.

#WhereIsSoheilArabi #FreeSoheil #FreePoliticalPrisoners #Iran #MahsaAmini

Atheist Republic

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain

Ateizm Dernegi (Association of Atheism, Turkey)

Ateizm Dernegi International Foundation

Atheist Ireland

Atheist Refugee Relief

Bread and Roses TV

Center for Inquiry Canada

Center for Inquiry
Freedom From Religion Foundation

Central Committee of Ex-Muslims in Scandinavia

Centre for Civic Courage, Croatia

Council of Ex-Muslims of Germany

Council of Ex-Muslims of Singapore

Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka

Ex-Muslims of Netherlands

Ex-Muslims Of Norway

Ex-Muslims of Toronto

Faithless Hijabi


Freethought Lebanon

Giordano Bruno Foundation

Humanist Ottawa

Inara association of Tunisian atheists and freethinkers

Indian Rationalist Association

International League of Non-Religious and Atheists
Peter Tatchell Foundation

Kazimierz Lyszczynski Foundation

Kent Community Secular Alliance

Liberals Mauritania

Livonia Arabic Salon

Manaarah Initiative

Arab Humanists USA

National Secular Society

One Law for All

Quebec Humanist Association

Rationalist International

Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

Secular Connexion Séculière

Secular Underground Network, a project of the Fix Foundation

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Southall Black Sisters

For more information contact Maryam Namazie, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain at m.namazie and Susanna McIntyre, Atheist Republic at susanna