A little known thing has happened in Iran in the last few days, which is not hit the western media for some reason, maybe its because they are now working to bring Iran in from isolation.
Turning a blind eye to everything to get the nuclear agreement signed, which is great but not dealing with the underlying issue of
“A government that is not of the people or for the people or by the people.”
Here is an article that explains what has happened in the last week or so in Evin prison.
The quick summary:
Revolutionary Guards from the IRGC anti-intelligence section in Ward 350 of Evin prison to prevent leakage of information, as well as to further pressure and control the political prisoners in this ward, have brutalised prisoners.
These political prisoners were made to walk blindfolded, down long lines of men that lashed out at them with sticks, kicks and punches. This is to be expected from the thugs that employed to do this work, but this time they have added another humiliation to try to break the will of the prisoners.
They have decided to shave their heads, moustaches and beards.
This article was written by a fellow Iranian that I follow on twitter Golnaz Esfandiari @GEsfandiari and it has motivated me to write my article, and to also to shave my hair too.
There is a Facebook group called
Jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfatah Soltani
“Hamrrahe 350 Evin” a quick translation means “Travelers with the 350 in Evin”
This Facebook group is covered in the photos of those who have already shaved their heads to show their solidarity with the prisoners in Evin.
To have a shaved head today in Iran is badge of honour and not a badge of shame.
Through this little show of support we want to let those prisoners in Evin they are not alone nor should they feel ashamed of being shaved by these cretins of the regime. They have given us all a way to celebrate and join in a protest that can also be joined by anyone in the world to show their support with all political prisoners not just the ones in Iran today. The more they try to humiliate you the stronger will be the blow back in their faces.
I hope that more Iranian’s and others with a conscience will join us in this show of solidarity with men who are political prisoners, not just those in Evin, in Tehran, but everywhere.
Can I ask you if you would be kind enough to share this post to as many people as you can so we can show solidarity with political prisoners around the world, and on this day the ones in Evin prison.
My shaved photo will be up very soon.