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A talk by Fereshteh Ghazi in Berkeley, California: "Political prisoners families from 60's to green movement"

Source: Berkeley Lecture Series

Fereshteh Ghazi is an Iranian journalist. She has worked in more than 18 newspapers in Iran which have all been banned: Khordad, Hammihan, Hambastegi, Bonyan, Etemad etc. She was arrested in 2004 and blocked from work until 2007 when she left Iran. Ever since, she has worked at the Roozonline website, publishing more than a thousand reports and interviews, mostly focusing on cases of human rights, especially those who were killed in post-election events, political prisoners and executions.

There will be live interviews directly from Iran through Skype with families of the victims from 60's to recent green movement. They will share their experiences.

Mansoreh Behkish: She is a supporter of “Madaran Azadar” group. She lost six of her family members in the 60’s: Four brothers, a sister and her sister’s husband. They were all executed during the 60’s massacre. She was also arrested on several occasions.

Shahnaz Akmali: She is the mother of Mostafa Karam Beigi who was shot and killed during the demonstration on the day of Ashora, December 2009.

Akram Neghabi: She is the mother of Saeid Zeinali. Saeid was arrested after the student uprising in June 1999. He has never been seen again. Despite his family legally pursuing the issue for more than a decade, the authorities have refused to inform the family about his fate.

Date:           Sunday, June 29, 2014
Time:           4:00 P.M.
Place:          International House, Berkeley
                    2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720

The doors will be open at 3:30. We will start sharply at 4:00 pm.

Lecture in Persian

Suggested Donation: $10:00 (No donation expected from students)

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