By Gloria Nafziger, Campaigner, Refugees and Migrants
On Thursday October 10, Hamid Ghassemi Shall came home to Canada.
Hamid Ghassemi-Shall spent the past 5- ½ years in Iran’s notorious Evin prison, on charges of espionage, and faced the death penalty. He was released from prison September 23, along with 80 other political prisoners. Hamid’s release came on the heels of releases in the previous week of 11 political prisoners, including prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh on whose behalf Amnesty International campaigned relentlessly.