Healing & Hope for Afshin

A young man’s life is in peril at this very moment. At any moment he can be captured and from there his faith is unknow. We need to find funding to get him to safety. It may be a difficult process, but we believe in making a difference and we need to start now before time runs out.

Afshin’s Story:

Afshin Sohrabzadeh is a 25-year-old Iranian man and political prisoner. He was recently serving a 25-year prison term in “internal exile” at a remote prison in the south of Iran, for alleged charges of “Moharebeh” – translated as "waging war against God" which is considered a crime in Islamic law and a capital crime in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Afshin reportedly experienced severe torture during his interrogation in prison by Deputy Intelligence Service of Kamyaran. His nose was broken, he was given electroshock, burned by metal sticks and raped. He is now reported to be vomiting blood and suffering from grave respiratory problems.  Amnesty International also reported:
“He was in urgent need of specialized medical treatment outside prison. He suffers from a life-threatening gastrointestinal condition, exacerbated by prolonged lack of adequate treatment.”

After much delay, some Iranian Human Rights organizations released a joint statement in support of Afshin. He finally received a 20 day medical furlough on June 25, 2016 was extracted to a safe house at that point.

This campaign is designed as a rescue mission for Afshin, arranged by Live up to Freedom, founded by Aynaz Anni Cyrus.

I (Anni Cyrus) am in direct contact with Afshin daily. All funds will be used for travel, food, shelter, paperwork fees and everything else needed.

I will be withdrawing these funds,since I have to pay all the fees for the travel documents and retain a lawyer. The remaining funds will be delivered to him for future legal expenses. He will be going to Northern Europe, where we will reach out to the local government to gain him asylum.

We are not affiliated with any government groups or federal grant money. We depend solely on private funding and the good will efforts of supporters like you to help those in critical situations.

We are working through proper channels to get Afshin to safety, but we need funding to continue the process.

Please help this man get to safety by donating personally or getting in contact with someone you know who can help us.

At the completion and success of our effort, we will always do our best to have those we have helped make a personal testimony to verify the mission, so all of our supporters can rest assured that LUTF missions are genuine.

Please note: The needed funding for this mission is $6500, but to cover deduction of 10% by gofund, we are asking for 7200.


Aynaz Anni Cyrus
Los Angeles, CA

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