Iran: Artists launch petition to end suppression of musicians

In a letter addressed to Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, a group of Iranian musicians, music principals, and supporters have asked him to end the suppression of musicians and music professionals and to ensure that artists are not imprisoned for producing artistic works.


The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, in collaboration with Iranian artists, created an online petition on 13 December 2013 pushing for the release of music publishers arrested in the latest crackdown and demanding an end to the mistreatment of artists and musicians in Iran.

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