Iran: Sit-in by Abbas Abdi's family in front of UN office in Tehran
The family of Iranian Abbas Abdi, who has been imprisoned over a controversial polling about Iran-US ties, started a sit-in in front of the United Nations office in Tehran at 9:30 AM on October 13, Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported.
Abdi's family are criticizing the officials for not following up with Abdi's case. Maryam, Abbas Abdi's daughter, said to ISNA that their family have written repeatedly to the officials including the President, the Parliament and the Judiciary, but they have not reached a particular resolution yet. This prompted the family to seek help from international organizations. According to Maryam, her father has been on hunger strike for over a month but no organ is willing to respond to his complaints. Maryam stated that Abdi's family plans to continue their sit-in every morning until they receive an acceptable response from the officials. http://www.payvand.com/news/03/oct/1076.html
posted on 10/14/2003 1:54:22 AM PDT
by F14 Pilot
Abdi's family in front of UN Head Office in Tehran.
posted on 10/14/2003 2:00:03 AM PDT
by F14 Pilot
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