Hamid takes freedom seriously

Leaning on a rake, Hamid Ghassemi-Shall looks over his backyard and the blanket of wet leaves that waits for him. It’s the last day of November, just nine weeks since Ghassemi-Shall was freed from Iran’s Evin Prison and allowed to rejoin his wife in Toronto. “It’s my turn,” he says, looking at the leaves with […]

Hamid still needs your help

Hamid Ghassemi-Shall, a Canadian citizen and Beach resident of Iranian descent, has been in prison in Tehran, Iran, since 2008. He was arrested, along with his brother Alborz, on charges of espionage while in Iran visiting his sick mother. Alborz later died of cancer while in jail. Ghassemi-Shall’s wife, Antonella Mega, has led an unwavering […]

Beacher’s death sentence reinstated

Hamid Ghassemi-Shall, a Beach resident of Iranian descent, has been languishing in Evan Prison in Tehran since 2008 on a trumped-up espionage charge. Hamid had been sentenced to death in 2009, but that sentence was suspended shortly thereafter. The suspension has recently been revoked and Hamid could be executed at any time. “I am absolutely […]