Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sending Good Wishes


Sending Good Wishes
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From the Space Needle in Seattle to the Milad Tower in Tehran, may freedom and civil liberties be enjoyed by all in peace. If you are not familiar with the beautiful Milad Tower in the capital city of Iran, you might like to scroll through these great shots of its opening gala that Amir Sagedhi shared with our daily photoblogging community in August of 2008. Amir was arrested at work in Tehran on Monday by state security forces. We are thinking of Amir and his family and urging Amnesty International to intercede for his safety and immediate release. He is among 65 bloggers and journalists who have been arrested for photographing and reporting about opposition demonstrations. Today is the 31st anniversary of the Iranian revolution and a big celebration is underway. The government is seeking to prevent protests on this occasion and has severely restricted or disrupted all means of TV, press, radio, internet, and phone communications to prevent dissenting groups from organizing or being able to report about expected protests.

10 comments:

Kate said...

It's good that you are posting this information, KIm!

JM said...

Great post, Kim!

Steffe said...

There's an ongoing demonstration in Stockholm at the moment. Outside the Iranian embassy. Very emotional scenes.

Small City Scenes said...

Thanks Kim. I first read about the arrest on JM's blog. MB

Luis Gomez said...

Great shot here. Love what you are doing. I have been trying to get in touch with people I know to see if there is a way to organize some kind of thing here in the District but it has been hard due to the weather situation.

Gunn said...

Hello my new "facebook" friend!
It is a great shot and an important message!!
Well done!

lizziviggi said...

Wonderful, optimistic photo. Thank you for sharing the information on Amir-- I'll send all the good vibes I possess toward Iran until he's free.

Lily Hydrangea said...

bloggers unite! thanks for the great post.

brattcat said...

how fortunate i feel to be associated with CDP where a primary concern is the common good of all people on this planet. thank you.

Virginia said...

Our dear blog friend has endured this twice, I understand. Oh so sad. Great post Kim. We needed to be reminded.
V