Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

September 02, 2010 13:06 ET

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies: Concern for the People of Iran

Reza Kahlili, former undercover CIA agent in Iran and Marina Nemat, author of 'Prisoner of Tehran' speak about the prospect of freedom for their people

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2010) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Reza Kahlili, author of the recent "A Time to Betray", The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran.," which describes his experiences working for the CIA in Iran after the 1979 revolution, works tirelessly on behalf of the people of Iran and against the current regime of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

"The people of Iran desperately want democracy and freedom. We need to listen to them — and we need to speak for them. Their voices are being suffocated inside prison walls the mullahs have built," says Kahlili.

Mr. Kahlili will be joined at the press conference by Marina Nemat, whose chilling experiences in Iran's infamous Evin prison are documented in her novel 'Prisoner of Tehran'.

Can we avoid an Iranian-triggered nuclear confrontation? Does Iran deserve membership on the UN Commission the Status of Women? And finally, is there hope for the people of Iran?

Press Conference Details: PLEASE RSVP

Speakers: Reza Kahlili,
  Marina Nemat
   
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010
   
Time: 11 a.m.
   
Location: Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
  5075 Yonge St. Suite 902, Toronto

Contact Information

  • Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
    Stacey Starkman
    Communications Coordinator
    416.864.9735 or 416.524.3287
    sstarkman@fswc.ca