Return human rights lawyer Masoud Shafii's passport and let him do his job.
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Return human rights lawyer Masoud Shafii's passport and let him do his job.

    1. Farah N  Mawani
    2. Petition by

      Farah N Mawani

      Toronto, Canada

Mr. Masoud Shafii is the courageous lawyer who fought tirelessly for FREEDOM for Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd. Josh, Shane and Sarah, American citizens, were captured on July 31, 2009 and held hostage by the Iranian regime for 2 years and 2 months. Since their release on September 21, 2011, the Iranian regime has punished him for his role in their FREEDOM by confiscating his passport and preventing him from representing new human rights clients.

As a result, he is unable to visit the grave of his sister, who died while he was defending Josh, Shane and Sarah, nor his children in North America. He is unable to do his job at a time when when the Iranian regime continues to commit gross violations of human rights and challenges to Iran's economy are heightened by international sanctions.

The regime is detrimentally affecting his life, the lives of his family members, and the lives of his potential clients and their loved ones by preventing him from representing them.

Please sign and share this petition as far and wide as possible and urge the Iranian regime to treat Mr. Shafii with the dignity he deserves.

Background: www.huffingtonpost.ca/farah-mawani/iran_b_1698337.html

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Signatures coming in from around the world!

      Farah N  Mawani
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for signing and sharing this petition. I'm thrilled to see signatures coming in from around the world!

      I have written a Huffington Post piece reflecting on Mr. Shafii's situation in the context of those he has freed. I'm attaching the link for you to read and share. It also includes a link to this petition.

      Thank you!
      Farah

    3. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Mojgan Bowers WILMETTE, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am an Iranian who strongly believes in the rule of law and human rights and the freedom of religion and expression.

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    • Bhushan Malgaonkar MUMBAI, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Human Rights of all Human Rights Defenders have to be protected.

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    • Fakhri Seifi TEHRAN, IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF
      • about 2 years ago

      He is the lawyer

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    • Samira Kashani TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because of supporting human rights in Iran

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    • Jesse Glass PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I know Josh Fattal

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