June is the Month Dedicated to All Freedom Fighters in IranJune 20, 2010
June 2009 was a bloody month in Iran. One too many young Iranians were murdered by members of the Islamic Republic regime. In spite of this fact, regime officials have yet to take responsibility for their actions and continue to deny responsibility for some of the murders. People around the world are witness to the cruel and illegal behaviour of the Iranian government through disturbingly real videos and images. It is impossible to deny the inhuman and selfish behaviour of the Islamic Republic regime.
Today, Persian2English will recognize and remember all the Iranians who died for freedom in the post-election uprising. Not all the Iranians who were killed are highlighted in this post and not all them have been identified even a year later. Some readers have asked, “What does dying for freedom mean?” This phrase that is often seen circulating on Facebook and Twitter refers to the Iranians (no matter their age or gender) who made the decision to head to the streets to protest, being well aware that their actions may result in dire consequences like death, imprisonment, torture, and threats.
A year has passed since the 2009 Iranian Presidential election and Iranians continue to head to the streets. The Iranian people want freedom so bad that they are willing to risk their lives for it. Freedom can be a vague word and its definition may vary depending on circumstance, but in the case of Iran and considering the 2009 post-election aftermath and the actions of the Iranian government, the word freedom is easily understood.
DEDICATED TO ALL OF IRAN’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS
You go after freedom to be one
to feel whole in a world that left you alone
a world that didn’t guide properly
a world that made it hard to see.
But now you see opportunity
amidst all the impurity
hoping to be with freedom
a nonexistent freedom
that you are able to feel
but not able to touch
All the same
you want it
more than you want yourself.
– Maryam NY, editor | Persian2English.com
CHRIS DE BURGH DEDICATES SONG “PEOPLE OF THE WORLD” TO NEDA AGHA SOLTAN
VIDEO: Families gather at Behesht Zahra cemetery on June 15, 2010 to remember the brave Iranians
who died in the post-election uprising
SITES TO CHECK FOR INFORMATION ON IRANIANS WHO HAVE DIED IN POST-ELECTION PROTESTS:
Name: Meysam Ebadi
Cause of death: Shot in protest
Meysam Ebadi was 17 years old when he was killed
- Month of June is Dedicated to All Freedom Fighters in Iran - Why We Protest - IRAN
- Weekly Updates for 2010-06-27 | Persian2English