Save Kiana Firouz

by f

Kiana Firouz in Cul de Sac

Save Kiana Firouz.

Something needs to be done about this.

From the above:

“Kiana Firouz, 27 years old, is an outspoken Iranian LGBT rights activist, filmmaker, and actress. When clips of her video documentary work featuring the struggle and persecution of gays and lesbians in her country were acquired by Iranian intelligence, agents began to follow Firouz around Tehran, harassing and intimidating her. She fled for England where she could safely continue her work and studies.

She plays a starring role in Cul de Sac, a documentary film produced in the UK about the condition of lesbians in Iran, and based heavily on Firouz’s own life story. Directed by Ramin Goudarzi-Nejad and Mahshad Torkan, the movie will premiere in London in a few days. Since the trailer was posted on YouTube in December 2009, Cul de Sac has attracted global media attention, with thousands of views. Apparently, some of those views included members of Ahmadinejad’s puppet media in Iran. They know who Firouz is and what she stands for. They may want her to come back to the country she was born in to answer for it.”
Save the life of Kirana Firouz, Coilhouse Magazine

When they have her back, they’re going to kill her. The punishments are severe & to the point. First three offenses include lashings. But such a severe thumb to the eye of the Iranian theocracy, and she’s likely to be hanged to death. She’s 27. She’s got so much promise and so much life and love in her. If she dies, she will have literally died for love. Let’s not make her a martyr. British citizens, write to your government! Let them know that they are her last defenders and that they must defend her from certain death — it is their moral and ethical duty, for which the rewards are fantastic.

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