To honor the courage and resilience of Iran's political prisoners, Tavaana has published a selection of their letters written from prison since the 1979 revolution. The collection’s title -- “Prison in Iran, Where There is Neither God nor Law” -- is inspired by the late Hoda Saber’s prison letters, in which he refers to his jailers and his time in prison by saying, “In the conduct of these so-called divinely ordained power-mongers, judges, and jailers, there is neither god nor law, neither religious nor civil morality.” With these 50 letters, we have endeavoured to bring together in one volume the diverse spectrum of political, religious, and ethnic elements in Iranian society, representing the many thousands of innocents imprisoned without due process by the Iranian regime.
What Tavaana Students Have to Say
As an Iranian citizen, I might never have even thought about civic institutions if it wasn't for this course. As of now, there is no group in Iran doing this kind of work for us. I give my utmost thanks to you and all of the Tavaana staff. I hope you offer a greater variety of courses, because our people desperately need it.
- Azar, Iranian Civil Society course graduate