Manouchehr Mohammadi, one of the most well known political activist who also happens to be a good friend of mine (yes I am bragging) is having a press conference on July 16th 2008, at 12:00pm at the Murrow Room at National Press club. Further details could be found at

As many of you may know Manouchehr Mohammadi and his brother Akbar Mohammadi were very active during the 18 tir 1999 student demonstrations. They were arrested and spent many years in prison under severe torture. Unfortunately Akbar Mohammadi was killed in prison in August of 2006. Manouchehr was able to escape from Iran and is currently continuing his fight for democracy in Iran.

To learn more about him please visit his blog at

I hope those of you who can attend will, he is an excellent speaker and a joy to listen to. Please spread the word.


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