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Iran: Open Letter to the World

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Iranian Twitters continue to send out messages from Iran. They assert that the government has begun tracking their twitter accounts/IP addresses so they can be shut down. Violence continues across Iran. Several students have been shot, and the hospitals have been flooded with the injured. While the military has played no part in suppressing the protests, the various branches of the police forces feel no restraint in violently beating up fellow Iranians.

The following is an except from a letter posted to the IRAN RIGGED ELECTION web site today:

“Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain.” – Saadi

(…) Iranians longed for change the same way people in the United States, and indeed worldwide, longed for a new beginning after the Bush years. They were tired of an increasingly delusional President who has thrown their country into economic turmoil and portrayed their country as a conflict seeking entity in the Middle East. But today the same Iranian regime that has denied a dialogue with the world, denied human rights, denied democracy, denied the Holocaust, is blatantly denying the will of its people by committing massive election fraud to reelect Mahmood Ahmadinejad, and arresting journalists and opposition leaders in broad daylight. Accepting this deception will be costly not only for the people of Iran but also for the people of the Middle East, with far reaching consequences worldwide.

Iranians hope that word of their fight will reach the halls of powers and the ears of government. They want the world to denounce the election and the treatment of the Iranians. The plea near the end of the article says it all:

Democratic societies worldwide must not leave the Iranian people alone now that they have risen to the challenge. Instead they need to align their policies with the will of the Iranian people. Friends, we ask you not to let 70 million people in Iran be taken hostage.


Written by Valerie Curl

June 16, 2009 at 3:22 AM

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