MUSIC ARTIST AND RUNNER-UP FOR MISS WORLD – NAZANIN - PRESENTS RIVETING DOCUMENTARY OUTLINING HEROIC EFFORTS TO SAVE THE LIFE OF AN IRANIAN WOMAN WHO SHARES HER NAME
Bodog.TV broadcasts Tale of Two Nazanins
January 5, 2007 - Nazanin, the international music sensation who quickly rose to the ranks on the world celebrity scene after being named runner-up for the Miss World Competition, is once again looking to capture the attention of global activists. This time, however, the former Miss Canada seeks support from the international community in her campaign to save the life of her 18-year-old Iranian namesake.
Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi was sentenced to death for murder by a court in Iran after she stabbed one of three men who attempted to rape her and her 16-year-old niece in a park in Karaj, a suburb of Tehran, in March 2005. She was 17 at the time. On June 1, 2006, the Head of Judiciary, Ayatollah Shahroudi, announced a stay of execution and the call for a retrial. Nazanin Fatehi's retrial will take place January 10, 2007 (20th of Dey 1385 in the Iranian calendar).
To raise the level of awareness, the former beauty queen is now hosting a riveting documentary, produced and funded by media mogul Calvin Ayre and his charitable organization, the Calvin Ayre Foundation. The Tale of Two Nazanins, which can be viewed on Bodog.TV and CalvinAyreFoundation.com, highlights short and candid interviews with politicians and human rights experts, and captures emotional footage of Nazanin Fatehi speaking to her sister and mother by phone from prison. Other footage includes a re-enactment of the attack and narration by Nazanin Afshin-Jam as she takes the audience through the emotional episode.
Bodog Music singer and songwriter Nazanin Afshin-Jam has been waging an international campaign to raise awareness about this human rights case. She has created a petition that now has over 230,000 signatories from around the world, as well as spoken to political leaders and international organizations and institutions, such as the United Nations.
R20;We have a lot of momentum, but we're running out of time,R21; said Afshin-Jam, who dedicated a song on her upcoming album, “Someday,” to Fatehi, as well as the previously released “I Dance 4 U”, which broke the UK's Dance/Pop charts in 2006. “I really believe we can save Nazanin's life - but only with the support of the international community,” she said.
R20;This is an incredibly unfortunate situation that has far-reaching implications,” Bodog.com Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre said. “Our hope with this documentary is to shed light on the plight of this young girl and others who share a similar fate. We encourage Nazanin Afshin-Jam to continue her effort to raise the level of awareness about this case and will do what we can to support her in every way possible.”
To find out more information about the case of Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi, see: www.helpnazanin.com. To view the documentary visit: www.bodog.tv.
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