The crime committed by teacher and trade unionist Farzad Kamangar? “Enmity against God.” After a trial that lasted a mere seven minutes, Kamangar languished in prison for nearly five years before he was hanged last Sunday. In his last letter from Evin prison, he wrote: “Is it possible to be a teacher and not show the way to the sea to the small fish? Is it possible to stare into the eyes of the children of this nation and remain silent? Is it possible to accept the responsibility of being a teacher and informing the people, but not say anything?”
The anniversary of Ahmadinejad's non-election is on June 12th. We can expect more of this in the coming weeks. I'm not sure what good it does but I nevertheless think it's important not to lose sight of the cause of these brave dissidents.
H/t Harry's Place.