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Before you defend the mullahs in #Iran & stop efforts to hold them accountable--know the struggle of the #Iranian people & their pains and sufferings as described by imprisoned #humanrights activist #GolrokhIraee women.ncr-iran.org/2019/01/06/gol… 1/18
We, who tolerated the pain, the poverty, the fall into the depths of fundamentalism, and over a century of tyranny. We, who were lashed but stood up. We, who lost our people but survived. We, who spread our empty tablecloths but carried on.

#Iran #FreeIran
By the grave of our pens, we sang the song of freedom & did not relent. Now we're pounding at the trembling pillars of fundamentalism. Until the cracks in the wall of theocracy r widened, we shall stand, even if the hangman’s poisonous dagger pierces in2 our body..

We are standing beside the workers whose salary payments are past due for months and years. We are standing with the drivers who do not fear the threats of those who call themselves judges, and are endeavoring to regain their trampled rights.

#Iran #FreeIran
We are standing with the teachers in prison whose students have started another school year without them.

We are standing with the porters of Kurdistan who are shot by bullets, and we burn with the environmental activists.

We set up classrooms in sheds with Baloch children & warmed up our frozen hands w/ thoughts of the trailers promised to the quake-stricken ppl in Kermanshah.

We collapsed with the Mehr housing units, and we were finished with the country’s treasury.

Along with Khuzestan, we filled our lungs with haze and tolerated batons and went to the gallows along with the Dervishes.


We still bear the scars of lashes of injustice in the 1980s. We were repeatedly stabbed in the chain killings, and we tasted the taste of deception in the 2009 uprising and were driven back to our homes.

Along with religious minorities, we were deprived of our citizen rights, our cemeteries were plowed, we were incarcerated & forced to leave our homeland. ..we had to look on as our properties were being confiscated.

#Iran #FreeIran
We suffered in agony with the girls in Shin Abad, lost our hands and feet in student camping, and were sent to hospital or cemetery. At the university dormitory, we were brutalized, forcibly disappeared, and imprisoned.

#FreeIran frm mullah tyranny!

We paid the price of empty currency reserves, plundered budget, bankrupt economy, skyrocketing inflation ..we were saddened by the bitter and repetitive tragedy of execution of handpicked victims.


We tolerated flagrant disability and mismanagement which led to poverty, repression, international ill repute, disgrace and degradation to the lowest ranks and elevation to the highest peaks of corruption, depravity and cultural poverty…


… We were hanged under the name of terrorists, hypocrites, ISIS, and atheist, we were interrogated & deprived of the right to education.

#Iran #FreeIran #humanrights #civilrights #laborrights #womensrights #childrights #religiousminorities #ethnicminorities #activists

But we continued to seek our rightful demands – until the freedom of parties, guilds and unions is realized, until the death penalty is abolished, until all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience are released..


..until the erosion of the monopoly imposed on the media, until the sham courts are disbanded and the repressive atmosphere in society is removed, until.. the properties of the poor are returned to them.

Even if we are imprisoned again and again, we continue to stand up for our rights in these tumultuous days when every protest is responded to with imprisonment, torture, assassination and execution.

#Iran #FreeIran #Iranian #Iranians
From the depths of fire and blood, we give the glad tidings of dawn to the masses, and the promise of freedom of the Iranian people. Our tradition is fighting for our rights even if our faces are covered with blood..

#Iran #FreeIran

.. the mask of deception and hypocrisy will be removed from their faces. May we destroy the crown of tyranny.

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee – Women’s Ward of Evin Prison – January 2019

#Iran #FreeIran women.ncr-iran.org/2019/01/06/gol…

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