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Press release: Iranian singer Arya Aramnejad released from prison

29 January 2013

Less than two weeks after a group of international artists joined Freemuse in a campaign for the release of the Iranian singer Arya Aramnejad, who was given a 91 days prison sentence just before New Year, he was able to leave prison. According to Freemuse sources, Arya Aramnejad was released …

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Freemuse campaign: Singer Arya Aramnejad released from prison

29 January 2013

  Less than two weeks after a group of international artists joined Freemuse in a campaign for the release of the Iranian singer Arya Aramnejad, who was given 91 days prison sentence, he was able to leave the prison. Allegedly, according to Freemuse’s sources, he was released due to socalled …

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Iran: International artists support imprisoned Iranian musician

16 January 2013

In a letter to the Iranian authorities, world renowned artists join Freemuse in a protest against the imprisonment of their Iranian colleague Arya Aramnejad.   The artists’ appeal letter [PDF]   Singer Lapiro de Mbanga, who successfully ran a case against Cameroon in The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary …

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Iran: Singer Arya Aramnejad once again in prison

10 January 2013

      Singer Arya Aramnejad has once again been imprisoned. In the end of December 2012, he was requested to present himself in a prison, and the artist is now serving a 91 days sentence. Freemuse has — once again — protested against the imprisonment of the Iranian singer who …

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Iran: Singer Arya Aramnejad prosecuted for his songs

23 April 2012

  Freemuse has received information that Iranian authorities started new prosecution against the popular 28-year-old Iranian singer Arya Aramnejad, who was recently released after his second term in prison. The singer has allegedly received information that he has been given a one-year prison sentence.   Security forces arrested Arya Aramnejad …

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Iran: Arya – the Victor Jara of my homeland

12 January 2012

The Aljazeera website recently ran an article which suggested the Arab Spring has also realised the magical power of music, so much so that it is voicing its protest through different styles of music, from folk music to Hip Hop. This is how a singer like Hamada “El General” Ben …

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Iran: Singer Arya Aramnejad arrested again

23 November 2011

On 8 November 2011 singer Arya Aramnejad was arrested when his home was raided by intelligence agents. According to news agencies and bloggers, Arya Aramnejad was beaten by the agents, handcuffed and then taken to an unknown location. The violent arrest of singer and composer Arya Aramnejad took place upon …

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