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Monday, January 02, 2006

Amir Entezam:Iranian Mandela!

Wikipedia:Abbas Amir-Entezam(in Persian: عباس امیر انتظام) was the spokesman and the secretary of the Interim Cabinet of Mehdi Bazargan in 1979. In 1981 when he was ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran in Scandinavian countries, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, asked him to come back quickly to Tehran via an encrypted message. After coming back to Tehran he was arrested because of allegations based on some documents retrieved from U.S. embassy takeover and received life time prison from court. He was released in 1998, but in less than 3 months he was arrested again because of an interview with Tous daily newspaper, one of the reformist newspapers of the time.He is now in a home arrest situation. His message is to promote democracy, human rights and peace in Iran. Amir Entezam did his studies in USA and always rejected Islamic Republic's accusations.His letters to United Nations and Human rights organizations about torture in Iran made him known to the West.

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