Rahila Gupta

Thousands were released in Iran, but not atheist prisoner Soheil Arabi

Published in the New Humanist, 16 April 2020

Photo: Nano GoleSorkh

Soheil Arabi

If lockdown has deepened our empathy with the predicament of inmates in our jails, it has also released innovative means of protest on behalf of political prisoners locked up in brutal conditions. On 14th April, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain organised a self-declared first: a three-hour online protest, live-streamed on Facebook, mixing music, poetry and an array of international speakers, in support of Soheil Arabi.

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