Iran National Television (INTV) – also known as Simaye Azadi – will hold its sixteenth fund-raising event entitled ‘Solidarity’ from 9th to 11th of August, the latest reports have revealed.
Previous INTV ((www.iranntv.com) fund-raising programs have all attracted widespread support from tens of thousands of Iranians inside Iran and overseas.
Over the 28 years, INTV has exposed the human rights violations, terrorism and crimes of the mullahs, and has also echoed calls for the establishment of democracy and acted as the voice of freedom-loving Iranians and the Resistance. Throughout this time, INTV has relied solely on the financial support of Iranians at home and abroad.
During the channel’s time on air, the regime has resorted to numerous methods to disrupt programming, including the jamming of transmission signals. But INTV’s programs have remained on air 24-hours a day to break down the climate of fear in Iran’s society and act as the voice of hope and inspiration for freedom and establishing democracy in Iran.
Iranians around the world support this TV station as a sign of defiance to the mullahs’ regime and as a way of expressing their solidarity with the Iranian Resistance.
In the last INTV fundraising event that ended on 30 January, 2013, in addition to Iranians abroad, thousands of Iranians inside the country risked their security to take part, with funding being donated form those in Tehran, Kermanshah, Gilan Gharb, Sarpol Zahab, Islam Abad, Sanandaj (western Iran); Tabriz, Urumieh and other cities of Azerbaijan (in the northwest); Mashhad and Bojhnourd (northeast); Zahedan (southeastern Iran); Shirz and Bushehr (in southern Iran); Ahvaz and other cities in Khuzestan (southwestern Iran); along with Karaj, Borujerd, Isfahat, Shahin Shahr and Semnan in the country’s central areas.
In recent years, officials of the mullahs’ regime have warned of the increasing popularity of this TV channel.
The mullahs’ regime has even arrested a number of dissidents on charges of providing financial support to INTV, sentencing them to long terms behind bars or even execution. One of these victims is Gholamreza Khosravi, who was sentenced to death for merely providing financial support to INTV.