A Little Help
Because you just never know who might be reading, I'm going to post this request for help from DoctorZin at Regime Change Iran:
We first met in the summer of 2003 when I was reporting on the protests inside of Iran. There were massive demonstrations taking place all over Iran and we hoped that Iran had reached a "tipping point." It was an exciting time and this young man kept the Free Republic community informed. He would risk his life sending me "on the spot" reports about these demonstrations and clashes, which I posted for him.
After the protests died down, he continued to write to me. He would send messages hoping to educate Americans and those in the west about what the average Iranian thinks of America. He wanted to dispel the myth that Iranians were crazed anti-Americans. He tried to explain what kind of support the people of Iran were hoping to see from American leaders. He longed for our clear support of the Iranian people desire for regime change in Iran.
Recently, this friend of ours was forced to go underground. The Iranian regime discovered that he had passed information to our government. So for the past month the regime has been hunting him. Several times he was nearly captured, so he kept on the move every few hours. He struggled with depression, health and fear. It was a horrifying situation. I tried to encourage him, and focused on how to keep him from being forced back into Iran after his visa expires.
After many weeks he was finally able to get help and sneak out of the country.
But now he could use some help from the blogosphere.
Now we need to ensure that when he finally gets to a US embassy that they will really help him, not merely refer him the UN refugee program.
We are asking anyone that has contacts in the administration or the state department to please contact us. We are seeking a way to help him get asylum.
He risked his life for us; the least we can do is help him.
You can contact Doctozin at: email@example.com