Dear Mr. President John Ralston Saul,
We want to communicate with regret that after several extraordinary meetings of the Members of the Board of the Iranian PEN Center (in exile) that affiliation as a member and member of the Board of Mr. Abtin Aeineh (Secretary and treasurer of our Centre), from today May 26, 2014 until the next session of the General Assembly of the Iranian PEN Center (in exile), for its final decision is suspended.
The majority of the Steering Committee has opted for this decision for several reasons such as behavior contrary to the statute provided by our center and repeated baseless allegations to some members.
In addition to this, Mr Abtin Aeineh as Secretary and Treasurer of our Centre has not done any of his duties and responsibilities as decided during the meetings of the Steering Committee.
For this we have been forced to take this decision which we inform you with this communication.
Thank you for your attention and with best regards.
Bahram Rahmani – President
Faryar Asadian – Vice-President
Nasser Pejman.- International Secretary
Iranian PEN Center (in exile)