Wednesday, December 22, 2010
जफ़र पनाही की मुक्ति के अभियान में शामिल हों
प्रिय संस्कृति प्रेमी और अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता में यकीन रखने वाले मित्रों,
पिछली पोस्ट में आपने जफर पनाही पर हुए दमन की खबर पढ़ी थी. उस सन्दर्भ में पेश है एक मुहिम द्वारा प्रस्तुत online petition. इसमें आपकी सक्रिय भागीदारी की अपेक्षा है ----
Please sign this online petition (plus other useful contacts below):
Those in India (Delhi, Mumbai) wanting to lodge their protest with the Iranian establishment, can use the following addresses:
Iran Culture Hosue
18, Tilak Marg, Opp. Supreme Court,
New Delhi 110002
Embassy of Iran
5, Barakhamba Road,
The Culture House of Islamic Republic of Iran in Mumbai
Director General : Mr. M. Mirzae
Tel.: +91 - 22 - 23806634
+91 - 22 - 23825760
Fax.: +91 - 22 - 23869675
WEBSITE : http://mumbai.icro.ir
Mail to the President of Iran: http://cp.president.ir/en/
Also see below the international campaign for Jafar:
Film stars urged to oppose Jafar Panahi imprisonment via online petition
European film organisations ask film-makers and actors to register protest against jailing of Iranian director
Iranian film director Jafar Panahi Iranian film director Jafar Panahi. Photograph: Stringer/Iran/Reuters
Film-makers and actors from around the globe are expected to sign a petition calling for the release of the dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi. An Iranian court yesterday sentenced the 50-year-old to six years in prison, his lawyer said, and banned him from directing or producing films for 20 years.
Launched earlier today, the online petition claims that "Jafar is innocent and his only crime is wishing to continue to freely exercise his profession as a film-maker in Iran ... Through this sentence inflicted upon Jafar Panahi, it is manifestly all of Iranian cinema which is targeted."
The petition was drawn up by a group of European film organisations, including the Cannes film festival and the magazine Cahiers du Cinema. It invites signatures from writers, film-makers and actors, "as well as every man and woman who loves freedom and for whom human rights are fundamental".
Panahi, a critic of the Ahmadinejad regime who supported the protests that followed 2009's disputed Iranian elections, was convicted of "propaganda against the system". In his plea to the court, he said: "My imprisonment and that of those I work with symbolises the kidnapping by those in power of all artists in the country." Panahi will be jailed alongside another film-maker, Mohammad Rasoulof.
Panahi won the Camera d'Or award at the 1995 Cannes film festival for The White Balloon and the Golden Lion prize at the 2000 Venice festival for The Circle. His other pictures include Offside and Crimson Gold.
The director was initially arrested at his home in March, when he was accused of making an "anti-regime" documentary about the green uprising. His incarceration sparked protests from the likes of Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg, while Juliette Binoche used the stage at last May's Cannes film festival to call for Panahi's release.