Frihet for Peyman Piran!
Den iranske sosialisten og studentaktivisten Peyman Piran har flyktet fra Iran etter å ha vært fengslet og torturert flere ganger i hjemlandet. Han ble løslatt fra fengselet i Iran etter en internasjonal kampanje. Nå sitter han i asylmottak i Namsos. Peyman risikerer dødsstraff dersom han blir sendt tilbake til Iran. Nedenstående brev er sendt fra to venner av Peyman til SV og Rødt.
We are writing on behalf of our friend Peyman Piran who is currently held in Norway’s Namsos mottakssenter. Peyman arrived in Norway from Iran some months ago, seeking political asylum. A committed Marxist and social activist, he led university students and workers through his organization “Azady Barbary.” Peyman was jailed by the Iranian government a number of times for his political activities, spending a total of three years of his life in prison. He ultimately fled Iran under threat of continued harassment and repression.
Since Peyman’s arrival in the asylum camp in Norway, he has lived the life of a prisoner. He has no freedom of movement outside the camp and he is granted only sporadic access to means of communication with his friends, family and supporters. He has an attorney through Amnesty International, but all efforts at securing permanent freedom seem to be slow going and tenuous.
As allies in the struggle against all forms of political and social repression we respectfully request the assistance of your party in working for the release of Peyman Piran. As noted above, he is currently held at the following location:
Namsos mottakssenter, Boks 150, Sentrum, 7801 Namsos, Norway (tel: 74219030, fax: 74219031)
We appreciate any and all assistance which might ultimately secure the release of our dear and respected comrade.
Peyman Piran in Norway