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Sign the Petition to Free Iranian Rapper Toomaj Salehi From Prison

Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi has had his death sentence overturned, but still remains in prison. Sign the petition to call for his immediate release.

Published: 27 June 2024 | 11:39 AM
Protesters calling for the freedom of Toomaj Salehi with flags and posters.
Toomaj Salehi is a vocal supporter of the Woman Life Freedom protests and has frequently criticised the Iranian regime for its oppression of human rights. Image credit: Shutterstock.

Toomaj Salehi is an Iranian rapper, activist and hip-hop artist known for his protest songs criticising Iran’s leaders and government.

On June 22 his death sentence was overturned, but he still remains in prison.

Artists should be free to use their music to call out injustice

Toomaj Salehi is a vocal supporter of the Woman Life Freedom protests, sparked after 22-year-old Mahsa Zhina Amini was killed after being arrested and beaten by Iranian authorities.

Through his music, Toomaj calls for freedom and an end to the violent repression of protestors by Iranian authorities.

Originally sentenced to death, Toomaj’s death sentence was overturned on June 22 2024.

However, he still remains in prison and has been in detention for over a year in connection with his music and posts on social media denouncing the unjust practices of the Iranian government.

Sign the petition to call for Toomaj’s freedom

All artists have the right to freedom of expression, and should be able to use their music to call out injustice.

Over 22,000 people have signed Amnesty International’s petition calling for Toomaj’s immediate release.

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