2012: Iran: Mohammad Soleimani Nia

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic
His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Shoahada Street
Islamic Republic of Iran

Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadeqh Larijani
Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh
(Office of the Head of the Judiciary)
Pasteur St.
Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhouri
Tehran 1316814737
Islamic Republic of Iran

24th April 2012

Your excellencies,

The non-political association of writers, PEN International, is protesting the detention of literary translator Mohammad Soleimani Nia, and calling for his immediate and unconditional release in accordance with Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a signatory. We are expressing serious concerns for his well-being in detention, and urging that he has full access to his family, lawyer and medical care.

Thanking you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Fredrik Giertsen
member Writers in Prison Committee
Norwegian PEN

Copy to:
His Excellency Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Presidency
Palestine Avenue
Azerbaijan Intersection
Islamic Republic of Iran