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A letter written by some of Gonabadi Dervishes to the Minister of Work and Social Welfare: “Security Forces Have Closed All the Routes to Prosperity and Empathy”

  A while ago, a crowd of dervishes gathered in Reza Welfare Centre (“Madad-kari-ye Reza” institute-“Reza Social Service institute) which was closed by the security forces. They issued a letter to the Minister of Work and Social Welfare, Ali Rabi’i, holding the manner in which the social workers were treated by intelligence agents responsible for the […]

Omid Kokabee, in Letter from Prison, Accepts Prestigious Science Award

  An acceptance speech [click here for full letter] by Omid Kokabee, written from his prison cell in Iran, was delivered at the Award Ceremony for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2014 Freedom and Responsibly Award on February 13. The gifted Iranian doctoral student of physics, who is being held as […]

A letter by a number of Gonabadi Dervishes in Australia to the UN and other human rights organizations

  We, Gonabadi Dervishes, are proud of following a Sufi order which has made us unable to disturb and suppress others and opened our eyes to the reality that all creatures are manifestations of divinity. Therefore, we are at peace with all of them and love them as they are all created by beloved God. […]

Rasool Hoveyda’s letter to Doctors without Borders

  Rasoul Hoveida, the non-political prisoner who had been released after joining the Sufi prisoners’ hunger strike, wrote a letter to Doctors without Borders warning against the Dervishes’ health conditions and a letter to the Dervishes themselves asking them to stop the hunger strike.As reported by Majzooban Noor, in his letter to the nine Sufi […]

” Lift the hunger strike, swear on our ulcer ” A letter by the members of the campaign of “migration of Dervishes” to the nine jailed Dervishes

  The members of campaign of migration of Dervishes by releasing a letter to the nine imprisoned Dervishes in Evin and Nezam prisons, asked them to end their hunger strike.The members of this campaign who were brutally beaten by the security and plainclothes forces due to their protest against inflicted oppressions on Dervishes, by releasing […]

Sufi physicians’ Letter to the President: The Dervishes’ hunger strike is the consequence of the speech by the Minister of Intelligence

In a letter to Dr. Hassan Rohani, the Iranian president, a number of Nematollahi Gonabadi Sufi health practitioners highlighted the extremely dangerous health conditions of the Gonabadi Dervishes on hunger strike in Evin and Nezaam-e Shiraz prisons and urged him, as an agent of the law, to prevent the self-willed forces from suppressing the Dervish […]

A Letter by Bahareh Hedayat from Evin in Response to the Recent Attack on Ward 350

In response to the recent attack by Iranian authorities on Evin Prison’s Ward 350, Bahareh Hedayat has written a letter from the women’s ward of this prison. The original content of the letter was published on the Kaleme website and translated to English by us. Hedayat is a university student leader and women’s rights activist. […]

Imprisoned Gonabadi Dervishes wrote a letter to Attorney General

  In a letter from Evin prison to Mr. Jafari the Tehran Prosecutor, lawyers and Dervish rights activists object to being forced to wear prison uniform, use handcuffs and ankle-cuffs during their transfer to medical care centers or hospitals for treatment.According to Majzooban Noor, nine jailed Gonabadi Dervishes in ward 350 at Evin prison in […]

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