Brave Iranian Women Hold Hands
Student activists in Iran said that under the past year’s crackdown on the opposition and student activism, their demands have grown.
“A lot of students hoped until last year that the Islamic Republic could be reformed but many of us think this system needs a complete overhaul,” said a student from a northeastern city in Iran.
Opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, as well as former Presidents Mohamad Khatami and Hashemi Rafsanjani, issued statements of support for the occasion and encouraged students to not give up.
“You must have hope; you must try and not fear the heavy price you have to pay,” Mr. Khatami said in a statement posted on Iranian websites.
Iran continues to develop the bomb while attempting to loosen economic sanctions. For those who worry about how the Iranian people will fare if we instead tighten them, keep in mind Iran’s leaders and its Revolutionary Guard are kleptocrats, stealing the country blind.