Thousands were arrested in the aftermath of the recent presidential elections in Iran. Some of them are famous like Maziar Bahari, Kian Tajbakhsh, Abtahi and so on but most of the detainees are just ordinary men and women who merely protested peacefully against fraudulent election results. They are unknown to many of us, they don’t get news coverage and they get the worst treatment in prisons.
Interrogators usually keep well-known people in solitary confinement and put them through severe mental torture, but spare them the physical torture used on regular protesters. The Islamic regime needs them for coerced televised confessions so they get a little better treatment than the average protester, but all in all it is still imprisonment and torture.
Iranian Member of Parliament, Dr. Pezeshkian criticized the brutal torture of protesters and said: “Mr. Rouholamini’s son was a well known person to the security forces, but still his fate become this. So we are worried for ordinary people.” (Translation from Persian language news)
For example Mohesn Rouholamini died in prison. The autopsy showed that he lost his teeth and his jaw was broken. His father is a regime insider and advisor to defeated conservative candidate Mohsen Rezaee.
So now that you hear this news, think of the ordinary people who are brutally tortured and kept in highly crowded prison cells in the extreme heat of the summer in Tehran. It is not about taking side of some moderate Iranian politicians, no not at all! It is all about people who can make tomorrow better world for all of us.
The future can be bright if we support and care for each other all over this little planet. We can start by bringing attention to the plight of political prisoners in Iran.