Where is Soheil Arabi?

#WhereIsSoheilArabi and #FreeSoheil

Maryam Namazie, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
Susanna McIntyre, Atheist Republic



We, the undersigned ex-Muslim, atheist, secularist and freethought organisations, have joined together to politically sponsor the well-known Iranian atheist and ex-Muslim Soheil Arabi, who was re-arrested from his home on 2 January 2023 by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security forces.

Sources have informed us that he was violently beaten during the arrest, denied much-needed medicine and moved to an unknown location.

We are extremely concerned about his well-being given the increased risk of execution for many protestors and critics in an effort to quell the revolutionary uprising since the murder of Mahsa Jina Amini. As a long-term political prisoner previously on death row, Soheil’s life is at grave risk.

A political sponsorship system has proven effective in protecting Iranian political prisoners. As Soheil Arabi’s political sponsors, we will continue to advocate and mobilise support and solidarity for him and put pressure on the Islamic regime of Iran to free him immediately and unconditionally.

#WhereIsSoheilArabi #FreeSoheil #FreePoliticalPrisoners #Iran #MahsaAmini

  • Atheist Republic
  • Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
  • Arab Humanists USA
  • Ateizm Dernegi (Association of Atheism, Turkey)
  • Ateizm Dernegi International Foundation
  • Atheist Ireland
  • Atheist Refugee Relief
  • Black Skeptics
  • Bread and Roses TV
  • Center for Inquiry
  • Center for Inquiry Canada
  • Central Committee of Ex-Muslims in Scandinavia
  • Centre for Civic Courage, Croatia
  • Council of Ex-Muslims of Germany
  • Council of Ex-Muslims of Singapore
  • Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka
  • Ex-Muslims of Netherlands
  • Ex-Muslims Of Norway
  • Ex-Muslims of Toronto
  • Faithless Hijabi
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation
  • Freethought Lebanon
  • Giordano Bruno Foundation
  • Humanist Ottawa
  • Inara association of Tunisian atheists and freethinkers
  • Indian Rationalist Association
  • International League of Non-Religious and Atheists
  • Kazimierz Lyszczynski Foundation
  • Kent Community Secular Alliance
  • Liberals Mauritania
  • Libres penseurs athées (Atheist Freethinkers)
  • Livonia Arabic Salon
  • Manaarah Initiative
  • Muslimish
  • National Secular Society
  • One Law for All
  • Peter Tatchell Foundation
  • Quebec Humanist Association
  • Rationalist International
  • Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science
  • Secular Connexion Séculière
  • Secular Underground Network, a project of the Fix Foundation
  • Secularism is a Women’s Issue
  • Southall Black Sisters

(For the complete list of signatories, see the main page of the Soheil Arabi campaign.)

For more information contact Maryam Namazie, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain at m.namazie@ex-muslim.org.uk and Susanna McIntyre, Atheist Republic at susanna@atheistrepublic.com.

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