#Freedom Is Free

Right now there are 100 prisoners in Iran.

They call themselves Baha'is, and they have been arrested only because of their beliefs.

In Iran's prisons, Baha'is are interrogated daily and often physically tortured in a bid for them to convert their religion. If a prisoner signs a document, stating that they have converted to Islam, then they will be granted their freedom.

I believe that free will is our first human right. We have the right to believe in anything we choose.

I hope my film "Section 209" inspires you to support our campaign to release all Baha'i prisoners in Iran.

Please join me by signing our petition, showing our film on your social media profile and sharing our campaign #freedomisfree.

Peace, Farnaz

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#Freedom is Free

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