Former Reformist MP Declares the End of Reforms from Within
In an interview with Italian news agency Kronos International, former reformist MP and student activist Fatemeh Haqiqatju said reforms from within no longer works.
Radio Farda Newsroom
July 13, 2004 - The reform movement has had great accomplishments, but these accomplishments were dwarfed by the enormity of peoples expectations, whic caused people great despair and frustration Former Tehran MP Fatemeh Haqiqatju, who is banned from leaving for criticizing the judiciary in Majles speeches, told the Italian news agency Kronos.
Reform from within the present political structure will no longer get anywhere, Haqiqatju, a member of the pro-reform party Islamic Iran Participation Front, added. This does not mean that the reform movement has reached the end of the line, but the reformist politicians have concluded that they must pursue more fundamental reforms, she said.
The people have concluded that the present political authority is not flexible, she said. Most people, especially young people, seek fundamental change, but this movement has no leader and organization, she said.
She accused the conservative faction of the Islamic government of trying to establish a Taliban-like totalitarian regime in Iran, but she added, a theocratic dictatorship will no longer be accepted by the Iranian people. She said The present form of government does not represent the peoples demands.
Sounds like push for Secular Democracy to me. In an earlier article both her and Khatami's brother called for a Secular government instead of the Islamic Democracy President Khatami has been advocated.
What great news!
The present form of government does not represent the peoples demands.