What I am about to say involves politics, but is not political, if that makes any sense. A young man I went to High School with, named Amir Hekmati, is set to be executed by the Iranian government. He was arrested for espionage, claiming he was working for the CIA. He was sentenced to death in a sham of a trial, and before that, "confessed" to being a spy, under what most believe to be force.
There is a petition online, that I am asking the MGoBlog community to sign, showing support for Amir. I'm not sure the effect it will have, but it's the least any of us can do to save an innocent man from death.
To learn more about Amir and his family, feel free to visit http://freeamir.org/
Amir was a HUGE Michigan fan, and I'd like to think the Wolverine family would look out for their own. He also served his country in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the armed forces, and this would be a great way to repay his family for his sacrafice. I'm asking the Moderators to please not delete this, it is important, and I think we owe at least this much to Amir, and to his family.