Letters to Hoder
June 9, 2011 3:41 PM Subscribe
Letters to Hoder
Following the news that Metafilter member Hoder's
appeal against his 19.5-year prison sentence in Iran has been denied, I started Letters to Hoder
. I will write an open letter to Hoder every year he is incarcerated, be it one more year or 19 more years. On June 15th
, I invite you to write to Hoder, too
For background on Hoder, see Wikipedia
, the hoder
tag, or the About
page at Letters to Hoder.
I am completely clear that this will not get Hoder released from prison. But my hope, which I tried to explain on the About page, is two fold:
This is a small effort and one I am painfully aware is totally ineffective at changing anything at all for Hoder. But whenever he’s released, it might be nice for him to know that even though his voice was silenced, the archives of much of his writings went offline, and the press for his cause has declined over time, he was not forgotten.
My hope is that if some other people join me in this effort and use their own blogs to write a letter to Hoder each year, too, we can keep up the profile of Hoder’s plight and let new waves of bloggers, activists and journalists know that he’s still there, he is still one of us, and he is still remembered.
If you don't have a blog, you can write a letter using Facebook Notes. I'll link to all of the letters anyone tells me about - the easiest way to do that is to drop a comment on the blog post for that.
If anyone has suggestions for this project, I'm wide open to feedback here. Thanks.
Role: letter writer
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