The Abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd
At the end of July, Jamshid Sharmahd was transiting through Dubai on his way to India for a work trip, when we lost all communication with him. We were able to follow his movements, as he was being taken to the country of Oman through his shared location on Google Maps, from where he then completely vanished. A few days later we saw him on Iranian national TV, blindfolded and swollen, forced to confess to crimes he has not committed. This was the shocking video the Intelligence Ministry of Iran released. We are still in absolute disbelief that this happened. The regime says they are holding him captive in Iran, where they are denying him his rights to due process. We don't know of his exact whereabouts. We don't know if he is being kept in humane conditions, or if he is getting any of his medication.
Jamshid Sharmahd immigrated to Germany in the 80s and then to the US in 2003 with his wife and children. He is amazing father, a devoted husband, and the foundation that holds our family together. Our father always put the family needs before his own because he is a father first than anything.
Jamshid Sharmahd was diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years ago. He is always working hard to give us and the people around him a better future. Although he is a software engineer by trade, he is a tremendous advocate for human rights, dedicating most of his life and time to speak out on behalf of the oppressed people of Iran through radio and social media. Our father is the true definition of a freedom fighter.
Jamshid, who endlessly fights and speaks on the behalf of others, now needs the help from all of us to get his freedom back. We the need help of all the citizens, reporters, friends, families, and officials from the free world to bring our father back home safely and unharmed.