Leader of the Islamic Republic
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street
Islamic Republic of Iran
I am concerned about Atena Farghadani's case. Atena was sent to prison only for using her rights to freedom of expression and freedom of assemly and for her art. She is facing the threat of spending more than twelve years in prison. Faraghadani was only using her rights and freedoms guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is state party.
I ask you for the immediate and unconditional release of Atena Farghadani and to disregard this unconventional conviction based on evidence from interrogations conducted in solitary confinement. I also ask you for address and uphold the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.