Freemuse calls on world leaders to respect UNESCO’s convention to prevent threats to cultural sites in Iran in light of President Trump threats

9 January 2020

Painted image of President Donald Trump in front of a US flag

“An attack on these cultural sites is a war crime as defined by the International Criminal Court and should be treated thus,” says Freemuse Executive Director Dr. Srirak Plipat, “Further, these threats show an alarming disregard to cultural heritage, the international cultural community, and humanity at large. Freemuse condemns this threat and calls on the USA standby the international law they have agreed to in order to protect these basic human rights and freedoms.”

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Iran: Poet released on bail

15 November 2017

On 22 October 2017, poet and activist Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi was detained in Tehran’s Evin prison after returning from living in exile in Sweden.

On 4 November 2017, poet and activist Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi was released on bail after having been detained in Tehran's Evin prison since 22 October 2017.

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