118 نویسنده، شاعر و هنرمند امریکائی، انگلیسی و کورد( ترکیه) با حمایت از بیانیه کانون نویسندگان ایران” در تبعید” و انجمن قلم ایران” در تبعید” خواستار آزادی نویسندگان زندانی شده اند.

The joint statement of Iranian Writers Association (IWA) “in exile” and Iranian Pen Centre” in Exile”

Free the imprisoned Iranian writers unconditionally now!

Dear compatriots, freedom -loving people of the world

The Islamic Republic of Iran, in its continuous and relentless campaign of repression, censorship, arrests, terror, assassinations and mass executions, has yet again arrested and imprisoned another group of Iranian writers, poets and journalists in Iran. On Saturday 05 Mehr 1399-Sep.26.2020, two of the current board members of the IWA, namely Mr. Reza Khandanhe (Mahabadi) and Mr. Bektash Abtin and a former board member of IWA, Mr. Kayvan Bazhen were arrested and imprisoned by the Islamic Republic. These writers were apprehended due to their beliefs and relentless efforts in defence of unreserved freedom of speech, expression and thought (freedom without any restrictions, barriers and exceptions).  All three were falsely charged with “anti- government propaganda” and “conspiracy and association to plot against the national security of the country”; the charges also included ” publication of internal bulletin of IWA, cooperation in writing the history and statements of IWA and participation in gatherings for anniversaries of Mohamad Jafar Pouyandeh, Mohamad Mokhtari and Ahmed Shamloo”. More writers, poets and journalists have been arrested or imprisoned or summoned to Islamic courts in the past few weeks; these include Mr. Aresh Ganji, Ms Geeti Pour Fazel, Mr Reza Esmaeili, Ms Shabnam Aashouri, Mr Anlovaar Gholi Vand, Ms. Neda Pir Khezrian, Mr. Aresh Johari, Mr. Andisheh Sadri, Ms. Mina Rad, Mr. Khosro Sadeghi Broojeni etc etc.

Freedom-loving people of the World

The Islamic Republic regime soon revealed its censoring and repressive nature in early stage of its formation when its founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, ordered “break these pens” and issued an edict for assassination of Salmaan Roshdi few years later. This regime has brutally and barbarically violated the human rights of Iranian people for more than four decades. This regime has ruled in violation of all international norms and accords on human rights charter and murdered many writers, poets and journalists; and has tortured, insulted, humiliated, socially deprived, imprisoned and sent into exile many more.

We the under-signed of this statement condemn the anti- human rights activities of this regime and hold responsible the leader of the Islamic Republic, Judiciary and the Ministry of Intelligence and other officials in charge, for the safety and well-being of the detained writers.

We the under-signed of this statement call upon the freedom-loving people of the world, writers and free press associations (Pen) and all human rights institutions throughout the world to raise their objections against the repressive policies of the Islamic Republic and condemn oppressive and unjust prison sentences in Iran.

Let’s get together and stand up against continuous repression imposed by the Islamic Republic regime. Let’s stop the endless and insatiable appetite of this regime for blood, execution, torture and imprisoning.

Let us enhance our beliefs on freedom of thought, speech, expression and on the integrity and dignity of human beings, by supporting the imprisoned writers in Iran and demanding their immediate and unconditional release.

We the under-signed of this statement demand the immediate waiver of the prison sentences of the detained writers and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, civil and trade union movement activists in Iran.

Board of the IWA in exile

Hossein Afsahi (writer and stage director), Ehsan Haghighi Nezhad (poet and writer), Manoocher Doosti (poet), Ali Asghar Fardad (poet and translator), Massoud Noghrehkar (writer and researcher),

Board of Iranian Pen Centre in Exile

Ziba Karbassi (poet), Ali Kamrani (stage actor and poet) Siavash Mirzadeh (poet and writer)

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Dr Jennifer Langer, writer, director of Exiled Writer’s ink

 

Jennifer Clement, poet, writer president of Pen International

 

Sharon Dunn, Writer, Editor Emerita AGNI.

 

Margaret Morganroth Gullette, author of Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People, Resident Scholar, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis.

 

Jane Hirshfield, poet; chancellor emerita Academy of American Poets; elected member American Academy of Arts & Sciences

 

Nii Ayikwei parkes, poet, writer, publisher and sociocultural.

 

Michael Ansara, Board Member, Mass Poetry

 

Lloyd Schwartz, Frederick S. Troy Professor of English Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Boston.

 

Suzanne Mercury, Poet and Artistic Director of The Boston Poetry Marathon

 

Tara Skurtu, Poet and Writing Coach

 

Gerald Bergstein; Faculty Emeritus, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

Martha Collins, Professor Emerita, Oberlin College

 

George Kalogeris, Associate Professor of English, Suffolk University

 

Marita Coombs, Library Branch Manager

 

Alice Mattison, Core Faculty, Bennington Writing Seminars.

 

Robert Pinsky, Former poet laureate

 

James Carroll, writer, Boston, MA USA

 

Dr. Marvin Miller, Research Affiliate Science, Technology, and Society Program

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Gish Jen, novelist

 

Michael Ansara, Board Member, Mass Poetry

 

Stephen Tapscott, Professor, Literature, MIT

 

Marie Howe, professor Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

 

Askold Melnyczuk, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Editor, Arrowsmith Press

 

Jill Mccorkle, author, writer

 

Linda.Bamber, fiction writer, poet , Tufts University

 

Steven Cramer, Poet, Professor of Creative Writing, Lesley University

 

Siri Hustvedt, Writer

 

Paul Auster, Writer

 

Alexandra Marshall, Writer

 

Kai Maristed, writer

 

Cintra Wilson, writer, editor cultural critic

 

Radu Vancu, poet

 

Romainian, Pen International

 

Kei Miller, poet, writer

 

David Garland, Graphic designer Musician

 

Alex Kovacs, writer, Political activist

 

Matthew Caley, poet, writer

 

Lois P. Jones, poet, radio host editor

 

Wlodeck Fenrych, writer, translator

 

Handsen chikowore, poet

 

Choman Hardi, poet

 

George Szirtes, Poet

 

David Caddy, poet

 

Gareeb Iskander, poet

 

Amanda Joy, poet, and writer

 

Kathryn Levy, poet

 

Diana robin, singer

 

Lello voce, critic writer

 

Katherine Rosen, ballet dancer in opera

 

Amanda holiday, poet

 

Simona Cesana, writer, director

 

Dome Bulfaro, poet

 

Amy Small-McKinney, poet

 

Jack Hirschman, Poet, Laureate

 

Mark Lamoureux, poet

 

San Miguel, Pen

 

Lucina Kathmann, poet

 

Ian moore, stand-up comedian

 

Liam Mullone, writer, comedian

 

Barbara Mary Prescott, poet, editor

 

Ami Sands Brodoff, writer

 

Kitty Knight, artist

 

Michael Taeckens, Publicity Director

 

Simone Menezes, artist

 

Judyth Hill, poet

Klaus J. Gerken, poet Scholar

 

Stephen Watts, poet, translator

 

Beth Copeland, Poet

 

Catherine Davidson, poet, writer

 

Katrina Naomi, poet

 

Beruriah Wiegand, poet, writer

 

Marco Cinque, Performer musician

 

James Haywood, Creativity Educator

 

Gianluigi Amorese, journalist critic

 

Oceana Rain Stuart, sculpture artist

 

Barbara Schacker, artist, and librarian

 

Cristina Newton, poet writer

 

scott pfaffman, artist musician

 

Elizabeth Baines, writer

 

Robyn Michele Field, social activist

 

Tawk love group Mewe, singer art performer

 

Béatrice van den Bossche, artist

 

Ross Bradshaw (Five Leaves Publications)

 

manolo L b mantero, poetic photographer

 

Trevor Joyce, poet, writer

 

Eric Scott artist, writer, composer, musician

 

Jeffery Beam, poet, writer

 

Toby Litt, writer

 

Jenny Lindsay, writer & events promoter

 

Bill Herbert. Poet, Professor of Poetry & Creative Writing

 

John Burroughs Ohio Beat Poet Laureate (2019-2021)

 

Adi Newton, artist

 

Lucille Lang Day, Poet, Writer

 

Linda Hogan Author, Speaker Environmental Writer

 

Amy King, Poet, Editor

Richard Krawiec, Poet, writer

Annemarie Huber, Federal Chancellor Pressdent Of the Swiss Red Cross

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Bahaddin Robar, Members of Peace committee of Kurdish Pen

 

Feratê Dengiz, Writer, Members of Peace committee of Kurdish Pen

 

Eyyup Güven, writer

 

Maziçinê, Writer

 

Ahmet Çelik, Writer

 

Ramazan Kaya, writer

 

Seyithan Kayaalp, Writer

 

Cemal Babaoğlu, Writer

 

Mesut üçkaç, Writer

 

Ahmet Gegez,Writer

 

M.Veli Karadeniz, Writer

 

Nurcan Delil, Writer

 

Mehmet Yardimci, Writer

 

Selda Kaya, Writer

 

Adil Başaran, Writer

 

Sinan Yılmaz, Writer

 

Med Reşiyan, Writer

 

Zozan Gülan, Writer

 

Halil Doğan, Writer

 

M Hurşid Mendes, Writer

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PETITION STARTENANMELDEN

An: World PEN Association (PEN International) und World Human Rights Organization

Wir fordern die sofortige Freilassung der Schriftsteller aus dem Gefängnis

https://weact.campact.de/petitions/wir-fordern-die-sofortige-freilassung-der-schriftsteller-aus-dem-gefangnis

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