Call for Support: Monday in NYC!

Dear Friends and Family in NYC,

As many of you know, our friends Josh, Shane and Sarah were detained in Iran last summer and have been held in Evin Prison, Tehran for over 9 months now. Last week we learned frightening news that both Shane and Sarah are facing serious health issues and all three are considering a hunger strike. Our campaign Free The Hikers (www.freethehikers.org) has held numerous events in New York City over the past year.

This Monday, May 3rd, President Ahmadinejad of Iran will be visiting the U.N. to address the beginning of a nuclear disarmament conference.  Family and friends will gather in front of the U.N. to call for the immediate release of the hikers.  I am asking for your support by joining the rally this Monday.  Please see event details below.

Place: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, on north side of 47th Ave. between 1st and 2nd Ave.  Please enter from 2nd Ave.

Time: Begin arriving at 10am.  Critical mass needed at 11am, this is when U.N. delegates will begin arriving. Will be there (at least) until 1pm.

What: Help bring attention to the desperate situation of Josh, Shane and Sarah by holding a banner, wearing white t-shirts with photos of the three hikers around our necks, and handing out fliers.  If you join us, PLEASE WEAR WHITE (no green).

If you cannot be there for the whole event, please take a moment during your lunch-break to join us.  And if you have not done so already, please visit the webpage: www.freethehikers.org and see what other measures you can take to help bring Josh, Shane and Sarah home.

Thank you,
Mustafa Basri

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