Monday, January 21, 2013

Petition in support of Iranian philosophy PhD student Abbas Khosravi Farsani

From the petition's webpage  (http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/treat-abbas-khosravi-farsani-humanely-and-justly.html):

Petition Background (Preamble):

We write on behalf of Abbas Khosravi Farsani, a graduate of Imam Sadegh University, who was until recently working on a Ph.D. in Western Philosophy at Isfahan University.

Last June, however, Mr. Farsani was arrested and expelled from the University and forbidden to teach at any Iranian university for writing the blog and book by the name of “Najvahaye Najibane” (“Noble Whispers”) allegedly insulting the Supreme Leader and high officials of the Iranian regime. He has a summons to appear before the Revolution Court of Iran on January 26.

And from Leiter Reports:

... I would urge all readers to sign given the unjust and politically motivated treatment to which he has been subjected.   It was prepared by philosophers Alan Hajek (ANU) and Jeff Jordan (Delaware).  When you sign, put your institutional affiliation in the comment section.
UPDATE:   I hope other bloggers, including those in other academic fields, will publicize this petition.

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