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05/15/10

Panahi's Unlawful Detention Extended for Two Months for Writing Letter of Thanks to Cannes

Source: Jafar Panahi's facebook


Jafar Panahi

According to a posting on Jafar Panahi's facebook, a day after publishing a letter to colleagues in Cannes Film Festival, Panahi's temporary detention was extended for 2 more month!

My dear friends, please accept my warm regards from the dark and narrow cell in Evin prison. Unfortunately today after meeting with my family I was informed about your valuable efforts at Opening the first day of your Sixty-third Cannes World Festival.

I salute your dignity and humanitarism from here and salute you all in Cannes Film Festival Credits; particularly I sincerely thank Mr. Gilles Jacob.

My special thanks goes to Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and Mr. Frédéric Mitterrand French Culture Minister for their efforts toward my freedom; I really appreciate it.

Your voice sounds like voices from behind the tall walls of Evin prison when I hear for my freedom from my wife, children and loved ones.

At these moments I spend life with love for all my friends among juries, filmmakers and all participants at Cannes Film Festival who see my name on the empty seat.

With the hope of a better tomorrow,

Jafar Panahi

Tehran Evin Prison ward 209
May 13, 2010

 

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