This week marks Nowruz, or the Persian New Year, in Iran. On this Nowruz, Amnesty International wants to remember several courageous prisoners of conscience in Iran— including Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei—with Nowruz greetings. PHR is pleased to support Amnesty’s call to action, which will send a message of hope and solidarity to Kamiar and Arash and other human rights activists in Iran.We encourage you to mail Nowruz greetings to Kamiar and Arash, carefully following Amnesty’s instructions:
We ask you to mail cards with simple Nowruz greetings such as “Nowruz mobarak.” You can add “thinking of you at Nowruz time” or “hoping you are well.” You may send a greeting in either English or Farsi (Persian), but please do not mention Amnesty International (or PHR or any other organization) or specifics of the recipient’s case. Please also refrain from mentioning the political situation, human rights or US-Iran relations.We suggest sending cards with pictures of landscapes, spring flowers or the like, in keeping with the spirit of the holiday and the message of hope and renewal. Please do not choose cards that have pictures of people or depictions of bottles of wine or other alcoholic beverages.
Mail Nowruz greetings to Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei:Velenjak St., 16Yasaman 2 BlvdFloor 5, Apartment 3AlaeiTehranIslamic Republic of IranRead more about the Alaeis' AIDS and human rights work and their unfair imprisonment.