Sunday September 23: Volunteers and members of Amnesty International Iran Action Circle in Toronto collected Happy Birthday messages for Sa’id Metinpour and Arash Sadeghi, both imprisoned in Iran, during the Word on Street festival in Queen’s Park Circle.
* Arash Sadeghi is a student activist. He was barred from his education in 2009 and was arrested a number of times. He was sentenced to 74 lashes, a one-year prison sentence plus a four-year suspended term. He too will spend his 26th birthday on September 28 behind prison walls.
* Sa’id Metinpour is a journalist and an advocate of linguistic and cultural rights for the Azerbaijani minority. Sa’id spent his 36th birthday on September 20 behind the bars where he is currently serving an eight-year prison term.
Happy Birthday messages for Arash Sadeghi and Sa’id Metinpour is a post from: Persian Icons – پرشین آیکانز and our Facebook page is FB.com/PersianIcons