Commemoration ceremony of Jamal Hosseini in Toronto, Canada

HRANA News Agency – On the afternoon of August 17th, 2014 a commemoration ceremony was held in the memory of Seyed Jamal Hosseini – Human Rights Activist- in Toronto, Canada.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on 17th of August, a commemoration ceremony was held in the memory of Seyed Jamal Hosseini founding member of Human Rights Activists in Iran and the former editor of HRANA with the participation of civil and political activists in Toronto, Canada.

Many Iranian artists took part in the ceremony as well. At 2 p.m. national songs were played by Arnoush Azrahimi, student activist and former political prisoner. Then Seyed Jamal Hosseini’s biography was read and afterwards Mr. Amir Mahim read some of his poems to the audience.

Then an art student of York University read some poems. The ceremony continued while Seyed Jamal Hosseini’s last interview about the condition of human rights in Iran and also HRANA’s activities was played.

At this ceremony, Mrs. Roya Araghi, political activist gave a speech and then a clip produced by Parsa Oliyaifar was played. Next speech was given by Setareh Hasanpoor, human rights activist.

Afterwards Hassan Zarezadeh Ardeshir, human rights activist and former political prisoner gave his speech. He criticized Canadian government because of not accepting Seyed Jamal Hosseini’s asylum request. He called for more attention on the condition of Iranian refugees. Another clip was played after his peech.

Siavash Bahman, Seyed Jamal Hosseini’s colleague, spoke about the experiences he had during the time he has been working together with Mr. Hosseini. He expressed his condolences and read the message of Mr. Hosseini’s family.

The last speaker was Salman Sima, student activist and former political prisoner. He thanked all the participants and stated that paying tribute to Jamal is “paying tribute to humanity and human rights.” He read the letter of Seyed Mehdi Khodai, imprisoned human rights activist and the colleague of Seyed Jamal Hosseini, sent from ward 350 of Evin Prison in Tehran.

The participants also carried the pictures of imprisoned human rights activists and asked for their freedom. The ceremony was finished at 4 p.m.

A pictorial report of this ceremony is in the proceeding:

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