UCI’s Center for Citizen Peacebuilding is asking for help calling for the release of Ali Shakeri, a founding member of the center and a local businessman who has been jailed in Iran for two weeks. Since 2000, Shakeri has been involved with UCI’s center, which promotes peace around the world through research, education and action. The center and Human Rights Watch are encouraging Shakeri’s supporters and other concerned citizens to write to the Iranian mission at the United Nations, requesting his release. All letters must be submitted from individuals in a personal capacity, not as representatives of UCI.