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Saturday, 12 Dey 1366 [2 January 1988]


In the Name of God

Office of the Evin Prison

Esteemed Deputy Prosecutor in charge


Subject: The prisoner Molouk Khadem, daughter of Mousa, Office 215, Hall 3, Room 197

With respect, I convey the following.  I am Shamsi Khadem, humble servant and the aged 91-year-old mother of Molouk Khadem, who has been my sole caregiver and has been in prison since 2 Mordad 1362 [24 July 1983] as indicated in the file. Now, according to the announcement of His Holiness, the great leader, Imam Khomeini, who has issued an order to pardon the prisoners, I would like to take this opportunity to humbly request you to order a review of the aforementioned individual’s file and brighten the eyes of this frail servant by allowing me to see her in the last days of my life, upon which I will pray to the pure souls of the believers and saints, to protect Your Honour and the authorities.


Your frail servant —Shamsi Khadem