AIUSA Nowruz holiday action

The Persian holiday Nowruz (“new day”) is an ancient holiday celebrated on the first day of spring to welcome in the new year. Traditional Nowruz celebrations include the preparation of a Haft Sin table which literally means the seven S’s. Seven items beginning with the Persian letter Sîn (equivalent to the English letter S) and which represent spring time are set out. To honor this tradition, Amnesty International USA has selected seven Iranian cases, all of them prisoners of conscience who have been identified by Amnesty International as “individuals at risk” and are therefore targeted for intensified campaigning. Several of them have been sentenced to long prison terms for their peaceful activism and several are in poor health. Click here for the case information and detailed instructions on writing to the prisoners.

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