Free the Iranian Writer Raaouf Delphi
We call upon the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to provide immediate and reliable information about the present location and condition of Raaouf Delphi, his colleague Hassan Mousavi (Seyed Khoon), and demand their prompt release.
Raaouf Delphi is an Iranian writer from Abadan, active in literary circles and especially known for his participation as poet and co-lecturer at the London based Virtual Poetry College (Kaleje She'r), a web-operating group of literary activists that fosters innovative and modern Iranian literature. Delphi is furthermore collaborating with Exile Writers Ink in the UK, an organization that aims to facilitate the wider dissemination of work by writers in exile and to ensure they have a platform.
The arrest of Raaouf Delphi along with his colleague writer Hassan Mousavi (Seyed Khoon) is a deplorable event, which raises along a long trail of arrests of writers in Iran within the last months, further grave questions of human rights and freedom of speech in Iran. We, like all friends and family of the writers are seriously concerned about their condition.
We therefore call upon the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to provide immediate and reliable information about the present location and condition of both writers and demand their prompt release.
We hereby call human rights institutions and activists as well as writers' associations around the globe to act for the release of Raaouf Delphi and Hassan Mousavi.
- Wisehouse Publishing (www.wisehouse-
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