Open Letter: Protecting Translators and Interpreters Worldwide
ATIA President and FIT Council Member, Roula Salam, is assisting and embarking on a couple of long-term projects with some other FIT Council members. Roula, would like to share with the ATIA Membership an open letter co-signed by FIT that was shared with Council for approval prior to its signing. This letter seeks to harness support from the international language community in order to urge the Iranian government to immediately release two Iranian citizens who have been imprisoned because they served as interpreters for two French nationals. Interpreters are by virtue of the professional code of conduct unbiased, unprejudiced, and to have nothing to do with the views of either of the parties they are interpreting for, so this matter would be not only a human rights concern, but only a concern for professionals in our industry.
Here is the link to the Open Letter