Iranian Opposition Party Marze Por Gohar Joins Los Angeles Times Festival of Book to Promote Human Rights

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he Marze Por Gohar Party (MPG) will be hosting a booth at this year’s annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, discussing the oppressive reality facing authors, journalists and academics in Iran, as well as the greater Human Rights violations faced by citizens.

Los Angeles, CA April 17, 2012 – The Marze Por Gohar Party (MPG) will be the lone voice for the authors silenced, assassinated and oppressed by the Islamic Regime in Iran, at this year’s annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
The Festival will take place during the weekend of April 21-22, 2012, and will be held on the University of Southern California’s campus.
This year, MPG’s booth will be dedicated to educating the next generation on the natural bond between the freedoms of speech and press, and human rights as a whole. Without the free-flow of information, ideas and discourses, people cannot be free, and have no chance to better their lives.
“When Iranian writers cannot do what they do best, the Iranian people cannot live freely. The Islamic Regime criminalizes creativity, exploration and intellectualism, essentially stopping societal progress,” says Roozbeh Farahanipour, leader of MPG.
As the Islamic Regime pursues increasingly harsh treatment of the Iranian people, MPG comes to the Festival of Books to turn a page toward a new Iranian story.

*Marze Por Gohar Party (The Glorious Frontiers Party) was founded on July 8th, 1998 in Tehran. It was established by a group of secular writers and journalists. It seeks to replace the Islamic Regime with an Iranian Republic, founded on secularism and Democracy.