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The burnt corpse of Taraneh Mousavi, a 28-year-old woman who was arrested during a demonstration a month ago, was found on July 16th, 2009 between Karaj and Qazvin, west of Tehran.
The regime’s henchmen have threatened Taraneh’s family not to hold a funeral ceremony for her and not to tell anyone the way she was killed.
Taraneh was arrested by the suppressive forces in Tehran’s Shariati Street and was immediately taken to one of many secret torture “safe houses.” Two weeks after her arrest, an unidentified person called her mother and told her that Taraneh’s corpse was in a hospital in Karaj but the hospital authorities denied it. Only one employee at the hospital said that the plainclothes agents brought in a woman with similar description to those of Taraneh while she was unconscious and she was taken away from there in the same state.
[click here for photos from the event]
[“There is no better way to govern Iran than democracy and social justice!” – Mohammad Mossadegh]
The indispensible Stephen Kinzer–one of the best sources anywhere on Iran–has discovered pictures of Muhammad Mossadegh starting to pop up among the crowds in post election Iran.
Carrying a picture of Mossadegh today means two things: “We want democracy” and “No foreign intervention”. These demands fit together in the minds of most Iranians. Desperate as they are for the political freedom their parents and grandparents enjoyed in the early 1950s, they have no illusion that foreigners can bring it to them. In fact, foreign intervention has brought them nothing but misery.
America’s moral authority in Iran is all but non-existent. To the idea that the US should jump into the Tehran fray and help bring democracy to Iran, many Iranians would roll their eyes and say: “We had a democracy here until you came in and crushed it!” President Barack Obama seems to grasp this reality. via: niacINsight
A nice documentary on Mossadegh’s home in Ahmadabad outside Tehran.
The death of Neda Agha-Soltan drew international attention when her shooting, during the 2009 Iranian election protests, was captured on video by bystanders and broadcast over the internet.
The video quickly became a rallying point for the reformist opposition. Nedā (ندا) is also the Persian (Farsi) word for “voice“, “calling” or “divine message,” and she has been referred to as the “voice of Iran“.