Sound the Great Shofar for Freedom

Posted on September 21, 2000 In Press Releases


Join rabbis and community leaders in a mass shofar blowing to demand justice, compassion, and the release of 10 Iranian Jewish prisoners.

Friday, Sept. 22, 2000
11:00 a.m.

Isaiah Wall – Opposite the United Nations
First Ave and 43rd St., New York City

The ten Iranian Jews were convicted in July on trumped up charges of spying for Israel although no evidence was produced during the trial and the case against them rested on confessions that were clearly coerced and inadmissible. Despite pleas for justice from government officials and religious leaders around the world, Iran’s Revolutionary Court refused today to overturn the harsh sentences for the accused. After more than one and a half years of harsh imprisonment, separated from their families, defendants remain in jail for crimes that the court itself acknowledges they did not commit.

For information call:
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Jewish Community Relations Council of New York