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Delegation to visit the Iranian Interest Section in DC to discuss Ramin Jahanbegloo's case


Nearly 45 days ago, Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo, Iranian Professor and Philosopher, was arrested in Iran’s Mehrabad Airport while on a visit to India. Mr. Jahanbegloo is currently in Evin Prison, held illegally without any specific charges and has been denied access to legal defense. This delegation seeks to discuss with the Iranian Authorities the case of Dr. Jahanbegloo and demand his immediate release. 


We invite the Press to join us in this visit


Date:          Friday June 23, 2006

Time:          9:30 AM

Location:    The Iranian Interest Section
2209 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 2007



Ramin Jahanbegloo (Photo: Newsha Tavakol)


Delegation consists of:


  • Reverend Mphu Tutu - Director of Tutu Institute, Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Ms. Joanne Leedom Ackermanthe Vice President of International P.E.N.
  • Mr. Joe Stork - Deputy Director, Middle East Division, Human Rights Watch and Chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of N America (MESA)
  • Mr. Zahir Janmohamed- Advocacy Director, Middle East and North Africa
    Amnesty International USA
  • Dr. Trita Parsi - PhD Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • Dr. Mohammad Borghei - Professor of Anthropology and member of the United Republicans of Iran


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Rights Groups Demand Release of Iranian Scholar Ramin Jahanbegloo


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