Sunday, July 30, 2006

Batebi Disappeared Again

In the wake of Israel's massacre of dozens more Lebanese children, this time as they lay sleeping in shelters, it may seem trivial to focus on the plight of one person, but
I hope you will agree that this news deserves to be publicized.

Activist Ahmad Batebi has once again been detained and taken to an undisclosed locations. You can find his wife's open letter to the Iranian judiciary here and read the transcripts of an interview with his father here. Both links are in Persian, but I'll see if I can find translated versions.

Batebi has been on conditional release for the past year, and while he could have taken the chance to go into hiding and/or come abroad like so many have before him, he chose to stay in Iran and to continue his activities for social justice.

I don't know what to do at this point except to spread the news.