These from our friends in Iran.
Kamyaran, May 4, 2010. After Farzad Kamangar was executed Kamyaran came to a state of unrest and all residents took into the streets. Farzad was a freedom loving teacher and a member of Teacher’s Guild Society.
The city is in a state of unannounced curfew and hundreds vehicles belonging to suppressive forces including Especial Anti-Riot Unit, SSF, Plainclothes and etc are covering the whole city especially around Farzad’s home.
An eye witness said that his mother in total braveness went in front of the anti riot unit and roared: “my Farzad is not dead, he had just turned into life, and all Farzad’s pupils are a Farzad now. My job has just started”.
On May 9 after the people took into the streets some of them joined Farzad’s family in coming to Tehran. They intend to gather in front of Tehran University on Monday May 10 and them move towards Baharestan (location of regime’s parliament) along with other teachers, families of political prisoners and other freedom loving people
Sanandaj, May 9, 2010. An eyewitness reported from Sanandaj on May 9: “the city is turning to a military base. All common cell phones are cut throughout the city. The anti riot units and plainclothes are stationed from Enghelab Sq. to the end of Taleghani St. A great number of black vans full of agents are hidden in the building of Melat Bank in Ferdosi St. intersection of Shahid Namaki. In Naneleh region the northern entrance of the city tens buses with the mark of ‘especial units of East Azerbaijan Province’ are hidden it the Naneleh Village to engage in the city when needed”.
May 9, 2010. In fear of the wrath and uprising of people of Kurdistan in protest to the execution of 5 political prisoners (4 of them Kurds) tense security measures are taken by clerical dictatorship in Kurdish regions. The presence of suppressive forces is more intense in Kamyaran, Sanandaj and Mahabad.
Tehran, May 10, 2010- Students of Meli University have started their protest against the execution of 5 political prisoners on May 9. They are chanting death to Ahmadinejad.
Analysis. There isn’t a lot to add to this litany of carnage. The continuing stories of people dying for their freedom is something that should inspire us all to help these people. Their freedom and the removal of the mullahs from government in Iran is our last, best hope to avoid war in the Middle East.