British Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami Held In Solitary Confinement in Tehran For Attending World League Volleyball Match**Iran Has To Make Next Move**


@David_Cameron + @HassanRouhani Bring my sister home #FreeGhonchehGhavami

Iman Ghavami
London, United Kingdom

Since June 2014 my younger sister is in solitary confinement in Tehran. She was arrested for going to a men’s volleyball match.

Ghoncheh is a British Iranian dual citizen. She was there to watch a game. She was arrested because of a misunderstanding.

Amnesty International has called for an Urgent Action for my sister. Amnesty believes Ghoncheh has been put under psychological pressure and been told she “would not walk out of prison alive.”

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said it was “aware of reports” of her imprisonment but its diplomatic powers are limited in Iran. We know that the UK Government has the power to do more to help Ghoncheh. Past cases have shown us that when pressure is applied Government will take more action.

Every signature and share will bring my sister closer to home. Will you help end this nightmare for my family?


خواهر کوچکترم از نهم تیر در انفرادی به سر‌می‌برد. غنچه به خاطر رفتن به ورزشگاه والیبال دستگیر شد
غنچه به آن جا رفته بود تا بازی را تماشا کند. دستگیری او یک سوتفاهم است

با امضای این نامه به من کمک کنید تا خواهرم را دوباره به خانه برگردانم


I’m a distressed brother who is fighting to bring her sister home. My sister is a law student in University of London. She should not have been arrested in the first place and does not deserve to be in solitary.

Amnesty International has said that “Ghoncheh’s lawyer has not been allowed to meet in prison or even access her case file.”

Ghoncheh was in Iran for a few months to work for a charity teaching literacy to street children and see our family. She thought women would be allowed to attend World League volleyball matches after Iran was warned about the matter by International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB).

Her arrest is a truly tragic misunderstanding. Will you help bring her home?

Government of Iran & the UK government
Please allow my sister to come home.

She should not have been arrested for going to a volleyball match. Ghoncheh does not deserve to be in solitary.

Please #FreeGhonchehGhavami.

Iman Ghavami
by Iman Ghavami
Petition Organizer

Yesterday I delivered my petition to the UN Iranian Mission.

I also made a statement to the press, and a public plea to President Rouhani:

“Today, I’m issuing a personal plea to President Rouhani to please help my sister be released. Our mother is restless beyond imagination. My father, a surgeon, can’t work so deep and unnerving is his fear for his girl. We have always been a very close family. Please, President Rouhani, free Ghoncheh and reunite our family again.”

You can watch the petition delivery by clicking on the linked image below.

When President Rouhani returns to Iran, I have hope that he will take action to release my sister. Until then, please continue to spread the word so that her story is not forgotten.


British man petitions Iran’s President to release sister from prison
The brother of a British law graduate imprisoned in Tehran has attempted to hand-deliver a petition calling for his sister’s release to the Iranian President. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, has been detained in the notorious Evin jail for more than three months after she was arrested at a protest for women’s rights.

Walk with me as I hand in the petition to #FreeGhoncheh

Iman Ghavami
by Iman Ghavami
Petition Organizer
Dear Supporters,

The day has come for me to hand in my petition to the UN Iranian Mission in New York.

Over 390,000 of you have signed and stood behind me as I have been going through this nightmare.

While I make my way down to the Iranian authorities to hand in your names and make a plea for my sister’s release, please walk alongside me by sharing this image on Facebook and Twitter.

Click here to share the image on twitter:

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Thank you for all of your support.

by Iman Ghavami

Petition Organizer


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