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Topics of the day:

1. Desmond M. Tutu's message of solidarity with Iranians (2)

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Date: Sat, 6 Feb 1999 06:32:00 -0500
From: Rahim Bajoghli <rbajoghli@JUNO.COM>
Subject: Desmond M. Tutu's message of solidarity with Iranians

EMORY UNIVERSITY
Candler School of Theology
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 727-2915 (FAX)

January 29, 1999

Alliance for Defense
of Human Rights in Iran
P. 0. Box 59441
Potomac, MD 20559

Dear Friend,

I write to express my support for Iranians in their current efforts to
insure that their government respects the human rights of all its
citizens, including critics, such as writers and political activists.

We have been shocked at the recent killings of opponents of the
government, and at the recent admission that elements within the
government were responsible for these murders.

I join those urging the Iranian Government and the international
community, including the United Nations, to conduct an extensive and
thorough investigation, not only into these murders, but also into any
and all infringements on human rights in Iran.

God bless you and all those working to promote respect for human rights
in your country.

Yours sincerely,
Desmond M. Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus
Robert W. Woodruff Visiting Professor of Theology

DMT/jls

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Date: Sat, 6 Feb 1999 20:19:55 -0500
From: Dara Chehrazi <chehrazi@PAIR.COM>
Subject: Re: Desmond M. Tutu's message of solidarity with Iranians

Dara Chehrazi
dara@travelct.com

In our struggle to establish human rights, dignity for human values and
freedom in Iran we not only need involvement by every Iranian but we need
help from every respectable and legitimate source. We are not looking for
hand outs nor for others to fulfill our responsibility. It is an honor for
every Iranian to be part of the effort to bring humanity, civility and
freedom to his and her country.

In our effort, it is an honor to have such a man as Desmond M. Tutu to
identify with our goals and approve our approach. It is an honor to every
Iranian to do as he has done in his following letter i.e. write to every
member of the U.N., to its Secretary General, to the head of every state, to
every political, economic and cultural office of any government and request
their Alliance for Defense of Human Rights in Iran. Let the world see that
we care, that we understand and we respect civility, freedom and human
rights. Your silence is a stamp of approval for the disappearance and the on
going killings in Iran. By not participating and supporting the Alliance for
the Defense of Human Rights in Iran are we not tacitly responsible for what
is going on?

I am signing and putting my name to the following letter fashioned after Mr.
Tutu's letter. I am sending it to you and every one else that I can. I also
ask you, beg you, to have no other consideration and do as Mr. Totou has
done and be in for front and ask any one that you can to help us all in
establishing, defending and respecting human rights in Iran. We ask the same
also from every Iranian government official, to defend and respect Human
Rights.
.
I, Dara Chehrazi, write to express my support for all Iranians in their
current efforts to
insure that Iranian government respects and defends the human rights of all
its
citizens, including critics, such as writers and political activists.

All Iranians have been shocked at the recent killings of opponents of the
government, and at the recent admission that elements within the
government were responsible for these murders.

I join those urging the Iranian Government and the international
community, including the United Nations, to conduct an extensive and
thorough investigation, not only into these murders, but also into any
and all infringements on human rights in Iran.

God bless you and all those working to promote respect for human rights
in my country.

May I also ask every Iranian to respond positively and contribute to a fund
to assist to pay the fines which are levied by the islamic republic against
any publisher or writer. This is the
least that we can do for these brave solders of freedom.

Sincerely Yours;

Dara Chehrazi



Rahim Bajoghli wrote:

> EMORY UNIVERSITY
> Candler School of Theology
> Atlanta, Georgia 30322
> (404) 727-2915 (FAX)
>
> January 29, 1999
>
> Alliance for Defense
> of Human Rights in Iran
> P. 0. Box 59441
> Potomac, MD 20559
> I write to express my support for Iranians in their current efforts to
>
> Dear Friend,
>
> I write to express my support for Iranians in their current efforts to
> insure that their government respects the human rights of all its
> citizens, including critics, such as writers and political activists.
>
> We have been shocked at the recent killings of opponents of the
> government, and at the recent admission that elements within the
> government were responsible for these murders.
>
> I join those urging the Iranian Government and the international
> community, including the United Nations, to conduct an extensive and
> thorough investigation, not only into these murders, but also into any
> and all infringements on human rights in Iran.
>
> God bless you and all those working to promote respect for human rights
> in your country.
>
> Yours sincerely,
> Desmond M. Tutu
> Archbishop Emeritus
> Robert W. Woodruff Visiting Professor of Theology
>
> DMT/jls
>
> ___________________________________________________________________
> You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail.
> Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com/getjuno.html
> or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]

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