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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sketches of Iran, an illustrated book project of Iranians human rights

An illustrated book of never-before-told personal stories of ordinary Iranians struggling for their basic human rights.
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Sketches of Iran: A Glimpse from the Front Lines of Human Rights brings together the personal stories of forty remarkable Iranians from all walks of life, whose common thread is their passion and struggle for basic human rights in the country they grew up in.
Their inspiring stories are accompanied by forty beautiful full-page illustrations, editorial cartoons about human rights by seven prominent Iranian cartoonists.
*From the simple wish of imprisoned lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh’s four-year-old son to the mounting concerns of imprisoned student activist Bahareh Hedayat, these stories together draw a picture of the human face of this ongoing struggle.*
Sketches of Iran features 40 personal essays, including pieces from:
* The daughter of Christian pastor Hossein Soodmand, who was executed for his conversion to Christianity
* A Baha’i student who achieved her dream of education even though Baha’is are forbidden from studying in Iran
* The daughter of political opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has been under house arrest for nearly two years without charges
* A journalist who interviewed the Ayatollah before the Revolution and who now continues her reformist writing from outside Iran
* The father of Kurdish student Sane Jaleh, who was killed during a public protest when security forces fired on protestors
* and 40 full-page editorial cartoons, including 12 portraits of political prisoners

Please contribute to this participatory project and help get these voices heard! (the link below for more information)
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