Ghonche Ghavami’s hunger strike is a message to the UK Foreign Office

Ghonche Ghavami’s hunger strike is a message to the UK Foreign Office

More need to be done to free two imprisoned British-Iranian women in Iran

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Thirteen days has gone since Ghoncheh Ghavami started her hunger strike to protest against her detention and lack of access to her lawyer. Ghoncheh’s life and wellbeing, which was already in danger for being held in the notorious Evin prison, is in immediate danger by her hunger strike now.

Goncheh’s family and friends have been speaking up and have urged the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to take immediate actions in support of Ghoncheh, but FCO has not taken any effective action to free her from prison.

Roya Saberinejad, from Manchester-UK, is another British-Iranian woman imprisoned by the Islamic government in Tehran. Foreign Office has so far failed to take any effective measures to release her from prison. Roya has been in prison since October 2013 and has been given 20 years sentence for putting ‘anti-regime’ comment on her Facebook.

The lives of these two British-Iranian women are in a grave danger. People in the UK can take an action by urging the Foreign Office to pressurise the Iranian government to immediately and unconditionally release Goncheh and Roya and allow them to return to the UK.

Please write to Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs-UK,     and urge him to take serious action to release these two British citizens from prison. You can also use the following sample letter to send to Philip Hammond.

Shiva Mahbobi

Spokesperson – “Free Roya Now” campaign

https://www.facebook.com/freeroyanow?fref=ts

 

Sample letter:

TO:  Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs-UK

hammondp@parliament.uk

I/We, the undersigned, express our concern for the plight of Ghoncheh Ghavami , 25, and Roya Saberinejad Nobakht, 48, two British citizens who are in prison in Iran.

Roya Saberinejad has been in prison since since October 2013 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for posting an anti-government comment on Facebook. Goncheh Ghavami, has been in prison since June 2014 and she was arrested while trying to enter the stadium to watch men’s volleyball match.

Goncheh Ghavami and Roya Saberinejad Nobakht are both British citizens and the British government has a duty of care for them.

We request that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to put pressure on the regime in Iran to release Roya Saberinejad Nobakht and Goncheh Ghavami immediately.

Name:                                               City/Constituency

 

Background information:

Roya Saberinejad Nobakht, 48, is a British-Iranian citizen who has been in prison in Iran since October 2013. Roya is sentenced to 20 years in prison for writing comments about the Islamic regime on her Facebook page. She has been subjected to physical and psychological torture. During the trial her lawyer was present but not allowed to speak on her behalf. Roya was transferred to Shahre Rey Prison which is an infamous women prison in Iran. She is under immense pressure.

Roya’s petition:

http://chn.ge/1m9WZ7Y

#FreeRoyaNow

Ghonche Ghavami is a 25 years old Iranian-British woman, who studied law in SWAS University in London, has been in prison since June 2014. Ghoncheh was arrested when she was trying to enter the Azadi stadium in Tehran to watch men’s volleyball. In Iran, according to the government’s Islamic law, women are not allowed to enter stadiums to watch sports.  Ghoncheh Ghavami is currently held in Evin prison and has spent 41 days in solitary confinement. She has started a hunger strike since 1st October 2014. Her family is extremely worried about her and there is no sign of her being released.

Goncheh’s petition:

www.change.org/FreeGhonchehGhavami

#freeGhoncheh

اعتصاب غذاى غنچه قوامى پيامى به وزارت خارجه انگلستان است

دولت انگلستان بايد اقدامات بيشترى براى آزادى دو زن شهروند  ايرانى- انگليسي از زندان به خرج بدهد

سيزده روز است كه غنچه قوامى  در زندان اوين  در اعتراض به طولانى شدن مدت زندانى شدنش و عدم دسترسى به وكيل دست به اعتصاب غذا زده است. مادر غنچه ميگويد بالاخره روز دوازدهم اكتبر پس از صد و شش روز به  وکیل غنچه اجازه  دادند او را ببيند. جان غنچه قوامى با توجه به اعتصاب غذا هر چه بيشتر به خطر افتاده است.

 خانواده و دوستان غنچه هر چه بيشتر رو به دنيا از غنچه و وضعيتش سخن ميگويند, در مقابل زندان اوين با در دست گرفتن عكس  غنچه از مردم خواستند حمايت كنند. از سوى ديگر اين خانواده مرتبا به وزارت خارجه انگلستان جهت فشار به رژيم براي آزادى غنچه مراجعه كرده اند اما  تا حال عليرغم مراجعات مكرر و اضطرارى بودن وضعيت غنچه, وزارت خارجه انگلستان اقدام موثرى جهت آزادى غنچه به عمل نياورده  است.

رويا صابرى نژاد, ساكن منچستر , يك زن ايرانى- انگليسي ديگرى است در زندان رژيم در ايران بسر برده و وزارت خارجه انگلستان هيچگونه اقدام جدى و موثرى جهت فشار به رژيم براى آزاديش انجام نداده است. رويا در اكتبر ٢٠١٣ به دليل نوشتن كامنت عليه رژيم در فيس بوكش دستگير و به بيست سال زندان محكوم شد.

زندگى اين دو زن ايرانى –انگليسي در خطر است. مردم انگلستان ميتوانند با اعتراض و  نوشتن نامه به وزارت خارجه انگلستان به آنها فشار بياورند  تا سريعا جهت آزادى بدون قيد و شرط غنچه و رويا  دست به اقدام بزنند.

جهت حمايت از رويا صابرى نژاد و غنچه  قوامى به وزير خارجه انگلستان , فيليپ هاموند, به آدرس زير نامه بنويسيد. شما همچنين ميتوانيد نامه زير را از طرف خودتان براى فيليپ هاموند ارسال داريد.

نامه  در زير ضميمه ميباشد.

شيوا محبوبى

سخنگوى كمپين ” رويا را آزاد كنيد”

https://www.facebook.com/freeroyanow?fref=ts

 

سيزدهم  اكتبر ٢٠١٤

در مورد غنچه قوامى و رويا صابرى نژاد:

غنچه قوامى ٢٥سال دارد و شهروند ايرانى – انگليسى است و در دانشگاه سواس لندن دانشجوى حقوق بود. وى  درتاريخ  سى خرداد امسال براى تماشاى مسابقه واليبال ايران و ايتاليا به همراه تعداد ديگرى به استاديوم آزادى در تهران رفته بود كه توسط مامورين رژيم دستگير شد. دستگيرى وى در ادامه سياست رژيم در ممنوعيت ورود زنان به ورزشگاهها صورت گرفت. غنچه قوامى در حال حاضر در زندان اوين ميباشد و ٤١ روز را در سلول انفرادى به سر برده است.  غنچه از تاريخ اول اكتبر ٢٠١٤ دست به اعتصاب غذا زده است. خانواده غنچه به شدت نگران وضعيت وى بوده و هنوز نشانه اى از آزادى وى مشاهده نميشود.

طومار حمايت از غنچه قوامى:

www.change.org/FreeGhonchehGhavami

#freeGhoncheh

رويا صابرى نژاد ٤۸ سال دارد و شهروند ايرانى-انگليسي ميباشد در ماه آبان ١٣۹٢ دستگير شد. رويا به جرم نوشتن كامنت عليه رژيم بر روى صفحه فيسبوكش به بيست سال زندان  محكوم شده است . رويا تحت شكنجه هاي روحى و فيزيكى قرار گرفته است و رژيم جهت اعمال فشار هر چه بيشتر , وى را به زندان زنان شهر رى ( زندان قرچك) تبعيد كرده  است.   وكيل رويا در جلسه دادگاهيش حضور داشت اما قاضى دادگاه به او اجازه صحبت كردن و دفاع از موكلش را نداد. رويا در حال حاضر تحت فشار شديدى ميباشد.

طومار حمايت از رويا صابرى نژاد:

http://chn.ge/1m9WZ7Y

#FreeRoyaNow

نمونه نامه به وزارت خارجه انگلستان:

TO:  Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs-UK

hammondp@parliament.uk

I/We, the undersigned, express our concern for the plight of Ghoncheh Ghavami , 25, and Roya Saberinejad Nobakht, 48, two British citizens who are in prison in Iran.

Roya Saberinejad has been in prison since since October 2013 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for posting an anti-government comment on Facebook. Goncheh Ghavami, has been in prison since June 2014 and she was arrested while trying to enter the stadium to watch men’s volleyball match.

Goncheh Ghavami and Roya Saberinejad Nobakht are both British citizens and the British government has a duty of care for them.

We request that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to put pressure on the regime in Iran to release Roya Saberinejad Nobakht and Goncheh Ghavami immediately.

Name:                                               City/Constituency

 

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About shivamahbobi

Women's rights activist and spokesperson for ​ Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI), former political prisoner ,TV producer and presenter

Posted on October 13, 2014, in English, Political Prisoners - زندانيان سياسى, فارسى and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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