Friday, June 26, 2009

An Open Letter to the world

For thirty years the Islamic Republic of Iran has created a theatre of horror, violence and fear, by forcing its citizens to obey its restrictive rules. Those who disobeyed the rules were severely penalized, jailed or executed.
Battles for freedom have been fought over the entire course of Iranian history, from the 1906 Constitutional Revolution to the 1953 American coup, to the 1979 Revolution that overthrew the Shah, to the 1999 student movement, to today’s uprising over the fraudulent election.
The political events in Iran are unfolding according to a text written and acted daily by a broad spectrum of people, whose audience is the whole world.
We playwrights, actors and filmmakers support those who lose their lives for freedom and human rights in Iran, standing in solidarity with them and condemning the violent action of the government.

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