June 1, 2011

NIAC Condemns the Killing of Haleh Sahabi

Contact: Dan Rene
Phone: 202-973-1325
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The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing today of Haleh Sahabi, who had been imprisoned since the June 2009 elections and died attending the funeral of her father, Iranian opposition leader Ezzatollah Sahabi. 

NIAC issued the following statement:

Haleh Sahabi’s death at the hands of Iranian government security forces marks the tragic closing of yet another chapter in Iran’s long struggle for democracy, human rights and the rule of law.  Just as her father dedicated his entire life to achieving a democratic Iran, Haleh ultimately lost her life in pursuit of this cause and, like him, died as a political prisoner.  Iran’s government must release all prisoners of conscience and end the systematic repression that has led to so much suffering in Iran but failed to diminish the Iranian people’s aspirations for a brighter future.




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