FREE HENGAMEH SHAHIDI
His Excellency Ayatollah Mohammad Sadeq Larijani Justice Ministry Bldg. Pazdah-Khordad (Ark) Sq. Tehran, Iran By fax: 98 21 222 90 151 Your Excellency, Hengameh Shahidi is a respected Iranian journalist known for her fair and objective reporting on issues which effect many ordinary Iranian people. She is at present held in Evin prison, though she presents no threat to Iranian National Security and has never committed any crime. She is a good Islamic woman proud of her Iranian heritage, and a dear friend of mine. I amongst many others who have signed the petition attached to this letter, respectfully implore you to review her case, and safely return her to her family and friends as soon as possible. In writing this letter we cast no aspersions as to the legitimacy of the Iranian government. We only state that by some dreadful mistake an innocent woman is in desperate need of your help. Sincerely and Respectfully, Miriam Elia (Chief Organiser of the Free Hengameh Shahidi campaign).