Skip to comments.BREAKING: Iran's Most Famous Political Dissident Escapes to United States!
Posted on 07/05/2008 4:36:29 PM PDT by faq
"I wish each and every Iranian could travel abroad, come to the U.S. or go to Europe, for just one week, and feel, smell, and breathe freedom, human dignity, and realize the value of their lives."
Ahmed BatebiAHMED BATEBI HAS ESCAPED TO THE UNITED STATES--
Voice of America Interview
Washington DC, USA
June 30, 2008
Ahmed Batebi is the Iranian student who gained international fame for his appearance on the cover of The Economist magazine holding up a bloodied shirt claiming to belong to a fellow student beaten by the Basij paramilitaries. The photo, which has been called "an icon for Iran's student reform movement," was taken during the Iranian Student Protests in July 1999 in Tehran. Human Rights activist Shirin Ebadi, reports that the shirt belonged to Ezzat Ebrahim-Nejad, a student who was shot and killed reportedly by a plainclothes police or vigilante.
Ahmed Batebi was one of four people who received a death sentence in a closed-door trial by a Revolutionary Court on charges relating to "creating street unrest" and "agitating people to create unrest," and "endangering national security" following the demonstrations. Batebi, in an open letter addressed to the judiciary, wrote that he had been beaten in his "testicles, legs, and abdominal area- -Wiki.
Ahmad Batebi is now in Washington D.C. and had a tv appearance on VOA Persian a few days ago in which he spoke of the horrific torture he endured at the hands of his interrogators for 9 years!!!
Iranian blogger Aryamehr has more on Batebi's escape to America where he describes more of Batebi's horrible torture.
This is a MAJOR BLOW to the brutal Iranian Regime!
WELCOME TO AMERICA AHMED BATEBI!
--Hat Tip to Iranian Human Rights Activist Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi--
July 8th is the anniversary of the student uprising that ended in bloodshed in 1999. Every year students commemorate this day. This year, there is a special commemoration. Iranians inside Iran are organizing widespread demonstrations across the country in all major cities (More HERE). The people of Iran need the support of the international community in their uprising against the dictatorial Islamic regime.
this is Huge!!
was he water boarded?
it’s not torure, you know
unless it’s u.s. style water boarding.
Great news bump!
As I'm stuck in a very remote part of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan (with two tv stations and wireless internet? yes, that's remote!) I can't help but wonder if this will be on the news when I get home tomorrow.
No. They really tortured him!
They put panties over his head!!
Has the DNC (and DU) called for his immediate return to Iran yet?
Maybe this helps to make possible regime change that will be a lot less destructive to the Iranian people than a war with the West, a war that the theocracy seems hell-bent on starting.
war and logic
series. i have a democrat tv-watcher friend who thinks lyndie england
and charles graner are “victims”!
si. she thinks the u.s. military “abused” them.
Pilot, are you around?
oops, wrong thread...
Thanks. I heard a few days ago. There were rumors several weeks ago that he was out. I’m glad they weren’t just rumors.
I’m hoping his wife is out too, but I haven’t heard yet.
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