Weekly Rights Podcast 35

Aug 31, 20110 comments

In this week’s Weekly Rights Podcast: 100 political prisoners pardoned by Ayatollah Khamenei on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr; the Campaign, along with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, speak out against the Iranian Central Bar Association for failing to come to the aid of its members; imprisoned journalist Keyvan Samimi requires immediate medical treatment; opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi’s family is deeply concerned about his physical and psychological state in isolated house arrest; popular young poet Hila Sedighi sentenced to 4 months in prison; American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal receive 8-year sentences on charges of illegal entry and espionage. Click here to listen: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2011/08/podcast-35/