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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 loss of home in the society. According to Majzooban Noor, these dervishes who gathered in Reza Welfare Centre wrote: “In […]

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 prisoner of conscience at Evin Prison in Iran, is the first doctoral student to win the prestigious award. He […]

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. We are grateful to God that we are among those who do not exchange a moment of service to him […]

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 lawyers and Sufi-rights activists, who are in Evin and Nezam-e Shiraz prisons, Mr. Hoveyda, who is a Physiotherapy specialist, wrote: […]

” 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 a letter swore the jailed Dervishes on the injuries and sorrows which they have received in the practice of the […]

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 Sufis and those who are in prison because of their ideologies and protect the prisoners’ health.According to Majzooban Noor, the […]

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. She was arrested on December 31, 2009. The Iranian Judiciary has sentenced her to a total of nine and a […]

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 their letter expressed concern over the critical condition of sick prisoners, cessation of their medical treatment, and other pressures which […]

Letter from Evin Prison to Ahvaz Prison

  Hossein Ronaghi expresses his support in a letter to his former cellmate Abolfazl Abedini who went on a hunger strike over 2 weeks ago when he was without warning transferred from Evin to Karoon prison. Hossein Ronaghi went on hunger strike on August 9. Following is the letter written by Hossein Ronaghi to Abolfazl Abedini as provided to Kaleme:*****In the name of justiceYou are alive in meI in youWe will never dieYou and I […]

Mr. Rouhani, please hear our voices!

  Mansoureh Behkish’s open letter to Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani On Saturday, August 3, 2013, you were confirmed as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran and subsequently were sworn into the office. During the inaugural ceremonies, you stated that the president represented everyone in the country. As an Iranian, I find it necessary to point out that you don’t represent those of us who didn’t participate in the presidential election. We believe […]

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