Petitions

The following writers, filmmakers and journalists have already signed petitions on Maziar’s behalf.

PEN American Center & PEN Canada
Chris Abani, Nigeria/USA
Aravind Adiga, India
Edward Albee, USA
Martin Amis, UK
K. Anthony Appiah, USA
Nadeem Aslam, Pakistan/UK
Margaret Atwood, Canada
Paul Auster, USA
Russell Banks, USA
Sebastian Barry, Ireland
Ishmael Beah, Sierra Leone/USA
Giaconda Belli, Nicaragua/USA
Anouar Benmalek, Algeria/France
Breyten Breytenbach,
South Africa/USA
Ian Buruma, Netherlands/USA
Peter Carey, Australia/USA
Massimo Carlotto, Italy
Vikram Chandra, India/USA
Ron Chernow, USA
Billy Collins, USA
Alan Cumyn, Canada
Rebecca Curtis, USA
José Dalisay, Philippines
Edwidge Danticat, USA/Haiti
Bei Dao, China
Alain de Botton, Switzerland
Don DeLillo, USA
Kiran Desai, India/USA
E.L. Doctorow, USA
Ariel Dorfman, Chile/USA
György Dragomán, Hungary
Umberto Eco, Italy
Dave Eggers, USA
Dr. Carolin Emcke, Germany
Victor Erofeyev, Russia
Nuruddin Farah,
Somalia/South Africa
Joshua Foer, USA
Charles Foran, Canada
Jonathan Franzen, USA
Neil Gaiman, UK
Forrest Gander, USA
Francisco Goldman, USA
Nadine Gordimer, South Africa
Philip Gourevitch, USA
Katherine Govier, Canada
Mark Greif, USA
David Grossman, Israel
Arnon Grunberg, Netherlands
Rawi Hage, Canada
Jessica Hagedorn, USA
Aleksandar Hemon, Bosnia/USA
Amy Hempel, USA
Lawrence Hill, Canada
Chenjerai Hove, Zimbabwe/Norway
Siri Hustvedt, USA
Ha Jin, China/USA
Lieve Joris, Belgium
Christian Jungersen, Denmark
Daniel Kehlmann, Austria/Germany
William Kennedy, USA
Etgar Keret, Israel
Yasmina Khadra, Algeria
Elias Khoury, Lebanon
Mark Kingwell, Canada
Naomi Klein, Canada
Michael Krueger, Germany
Mark Kurlansky, USA
Paul LaFarge, USA
Dany Laferrière, Haiti/Canada
Nick Laird, Ireland
Nam Le, Vietnam/Australia
Jonathan Lethem, USA
Yiyun Li, China/USA
Ma Jian, China/UK
Geert Mak, Netherlands
Yann Martel, Canada
Colum McCann, Ireland/USA
Ian McEwan, UK
Patrick McGrath, UK
Suketu Mehta, India/USA
Catherine Millet, France
Luke Mitchell, USA
Daniyal Mueenuddin, Pakistan
Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spain
Cees Nooteboom, Netherlands
Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lanka/Canada
Susan Orlean, USA
George Packer, USA
Orhan Pamuk, Turkey
Richard North Patterson, USA
Caryl Phillips, UK
Steven Pinker, Canada
Elena Poniatowska, Mexico
José Manuel Prieto, Cuba/USA
Francine Prose, USA
Nino Ricci, Canada
Adrienne Rich, USA
Roxana Robinson, USA
Philip Roth, USA
John Ralston Saul, Canada
Lionel Shriver, USA
Gary Shteyngart, USA
Zadie Smith, UK
Wole Soyinka, Nigeria
Rose Styron, USA
Wells Tower, USA
Jane Urquhart, Canada
Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru
M.G. Vassanji, Canada
Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Kenya
Eliot Weinberger, USA
Edmund White, USA
Sean Wilsey, USA
A.B. Yehoshua, Israel
Saadi Yousef, Iraq/UK

Committee to Protect Journalists, Index on Censorship, and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Nada Adessamad, Lebanon
Abdulrahman Al-Rashed,
Al-Arabiya, UAE
Mansoor Al-Jamri,
Al-Wasat, Bahrain
Abdul Karim Al-Khaiwani, Yemen
Walid Al-Omari, Al-Jazeera, Palestine
Christiane Amanpour, CNN, USA
Jamal Amer, Al-Wasat, Yemen
Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, UK
Ali Anouzla, Al-Jarida Al-Oula, Morocco
Sally Armstrong, Maclean’s, Canada
Abdul Bari Atwan, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, UK
Omar Belhouchet, Al-Watan, Algeria
Ahmed Reda Benchemsi, TelQuel and Nishan, Morocco
Mohamed Benchicou, Algeria
Sihem Bensedrine, Kalima, Tunisia
Mehmet Ali Birand, CNN TURK, Turkey
Taoufik Bouachrine, Akhbar el-Youm, Morocco
Ali Bulaç Zaman, Turkey
Tony Burman, Al-Jazeera English, Qatar
Lydia Cacho, Mexico
Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Confidencial, Nicaragua
Doha Chams, Al-Akhbar, Lebanon
Ying Chan, Hong Kong
Noam Chomsky, USA
Daniel Coronell, Noticias Uno, Colombia
Marites Danguilan Vitug, Newsbreak, Philippines
Nicholas Dawes, Mail and Guardian, South Africa
Redi Direko, Radio 702, South Africa
Ibrahim Eissa, Al-Dustour, Egypt
Gamal Fahmy, Egypt
Lucio Flavio Pinto, Jornal Pessoal, Brazil
Yousri Fouda, Egypt
Tom Friedman, The New York Times, USA
Sami Ghaleb, Al-Nida,Yemen
Murtada Ghali, Ajras Al-Hurriya, Sudan
Hussein Abdel Ghani, Al-Jazeera, Egypt
Mónica Gonzalez, CIPER, Chile
Gustavo Gorriti, Peru
Alma Guillermoprieto, Mexico
Lotfi Hajji, Al-Jazeera, Tunisia
Brian Hungwe, Zimbabwe
Boubakir Jamai, Le Journal, Morocco
Jiang Weiping, Canada
Josef Joffe, Die Zeit, Germany
Chaitanya Kalbag, India
Hisham Kassem, EOHR, Egypt
Rachid Khechana, Al-Mawkif, Tunisia
Kyung-Ho Kim, South Korea
Sami Kohen, Milliyet, Turkey
Ted Koppel, USA
Mohamed Krichene, Al-Jazeera, Qatar
Daoud Kuttab, Palestine
Andrei Lipsky, Novaya Gazeta, Russia
Linden MacIntyre, CBC, Canada
Amadou Mahtar Ba, All Africa, Washington D.C.
Peter Mansbridge, CBC, Canada
Daniele Mastrogiacomo, La Repubblica, Italy
Veran Matic, B92, Serbia
Wilf Mbanga, The Zimbabwean, UK
Adam Michnik, Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
John Micklethwait, The Economist, UK
Roula Mikhael, Maharat, Lebanon
Javier Moreno, El País, Spain
Caroline Mutoko, Kiss FM, Kenya
Adela Navarro Bello, Zeta, Mexico
Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times, Ireland
Carol Off, CBC, Canada
Mariane Pearl, France
Teodoro Petkoff, Tal Cual, Venezuela
Alan Philps, UK
Cristian Tudor Popescu, Gândul, Romania
Vladimir Pozner, Independent Journalist, Russia
Antonia Rados, RTL Germany, Germany
Sergio Ramírez, Nicaragua
Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan
Neziha Rejiba, Kalima, Tunisia
Lloyd Robertson, CTV News, Canada
Fernando Rodrigues, Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil
Pierre Rousselin, Le Figaro, France
Fabrice Rousselot, Libération, France
Rana Sabbagh-Gargour, Jordan
Mahjoub Mohamed Saleh, Al-Ayyam, Sudan
Daniel Santoro, Clarín, Argentina
Enrique Santos, El Tiempo, Colombia
Fernando Savater, Spain
Roberto Saviano, Italy
Khaled Sergany, Al-Dostour, Egypt
Najam Sethi, Daily Times, Pakistan
Sabam Siagian, Jakarta Post, Indonesia
Sigrun Slapgard, Norwegian Broadcasting Organisation, Norway
Jon Snow, Channel 4, UK
John Stackhouse, The Globe and Mail, Canada
Paul Steiger, ProPublica, USA
Ndey Tapha Sosseh, Gambia Press Union, Gambia
Tarun Tejpal, Tehelka, India
Manuel Vázquez Portal, USA
Franco Venturini, Corriere della Sera, Italy
Horacio Verbitsky, Página/12, Argentina
Lal Wickrematunge, Sunday Leader, Sri Lanka
Karem Yehya, Egypt
Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek, USA
Faride Zeran, Chile

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Hany Abu-Assad, Palestine
Claire Aguilar, USA
Isabel Arrate Fernandez, Netherlands
Jane Balfour, UK
Paola Barreto-Leblanc, Brazil
Tevfik Baser, Turkey
Victoria Belopolsky, Russia
Rudy Buttignol, Canada
Heather Croall, UK
Sandra den Hamer, Netherlands
Ally Derks, Netherlands
Özgur Dögan, Turkey
Sergey Dvortsevoy, Russia
Don Edkins, South Africa
Dimitri Eipides, Greece
Hans Robert Eisenhauer, Germany
Orhan Eskikoy, Turkey
Pelin Esmer, Turkey
Alexey Fedorchenko, Russia
Simon Field, UK
Nick Fraser, UK
Erik Gandini, Sweden
Flora Gregory, UK
Carmen Guarini, Argentina
Cao Guimaraes, Brazil
Heddy Honigmann, Netherlands
Dariusz Jablonski, Poland
Nishtha Jain, India
Yves Jeanneau, France
Amir Labaki, Brazil
Edward Lachman, USA
Jörgen Leth, Denmark
Kim Longinotto, UK
Pawel Lozinski, Poland
Montaser Marai, Qatar
Karina Maristany Espinasa, Venezuela
Renzo Martens, Netherlands
Rashid Masharawi, Palestine
Cara Mertes, USA
Laura Michalchyshyn, USA
Robbie Müller, Netherlands
Ben Nguyen, Australia
Catherine Olsen, Canada
Sevgi Ortaç, Turkey
Kostomarov Pavel, Russia
John Petrizzelli, Venezuela
Aleksander Rastorguev, Russia
Makoto Sasa, USA
Jess Search, UK
Ulrich Seidl, Austria
Todd Solondz, USA
Jonathan Stack, USA
Mazdak Taebi, USA
Pieter van Huystee, Netherlands
Adriek Van Nieuwenhuijzen, Netherlands
Ikka Vehkalahti, Finland
Manski Vitali, Russia
Wim Wenders, Germany
Diane Weyermann, USA
David Wilson, USA
Rutger Wolfson, Netherlands