Evin Prison

Tweeting up a Storm to Fight Injustice in Iran

Maryam Nayeb Yazdi | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Impact
Maryam Nayeb Yazdi

Nasrin Sotoudeh, an award-winning lawyer held unlawfully in Evin Prison since 2010, is on her third day of hunger strike. To show their solidarity with this incredible woman, human rights and online activists have organized a "Tweet Storm" for Friday. The online event is an urgent call to take action for her release.

Don't Mistake Iran's Brutality For Strength

Payam Akhavan | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Payam Akhavan

Beyond doubt, this is the bloodiest period in Iran's contemporary history. A former political prisoner described how she was savagely beaten while six-months pregnant, while yet another spoke about a 14-year-old boy crying for his mother as the noose was put around his neck. Violence is often mistaken as a sign of strength. The exact contrary is true: Violence is the ultimate sign of weakness.

Help a Mother Save Her Son From Execution in Iran

Maryam Nayeb Yazdi | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada
Maryam Nayeb Yazdi

Beygom Yadi Jamaloei is an Iranian 70-year-old mother who wrote an open letter four months ago pleading with the world to help prevent the illegal execution of her son, Gholamreza Khosravi. I have personally worked on multiple execution cases and can assure you that international attention saves lives in Iran. You have the power to help. Be his voice for justice.

Harper Warns Iran On Executing Canadian

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2012 | Canada Politics

SANTIAGO, Chile - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is calling on Iran to spare the life of an Iranian-Canadian convicted of espionage and awaiting execut...

John Baird Appeals To Iran Over Canadian On Death Row

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is calling on the Iranian government to save the life of an Iranian-Canadian who's on death row in Tehran...

The West Must Bear Witness to Iran's Prisoners

Linda Frum | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics
Linda Frum

One of the most touching pieces of testimony at the UN Watch conference was a letter smuggled out of Iran's notorious Evin Prison. I have put this letter into the record of the Senate as a show of solidarity with the author, a brave ayatollah whose only crime was to advocate for the separation of religion and government.

Invisible Iranians

Roya Boroumand | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada
Roya Boroumand

What determines political developments in a closed country does not necessarily happen in front of the cameras with tanks rolling over protesters. The most important struggle is a long term fight to be heard and the psychological warfare between the persecuted and the persecutors.