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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Caspian Makan visits Israel

If the name in the title to this post isn't familiar to all of you, I'm sure the picture is. Caspian Makan was the fiance of Neda Soltan, who was murdered by Iranian security forces last June. After being tortured by the Ahmadinejad regime, Makan escaped Iran and was granted asylum in Canada. He's visiting Israel now.
“I have come here out of the brotherhood of nations,” Makan told Channel 2.

“Neda was just a voice that yearned for freedom. In the name of this cause she joined the protesters and this is why she was murdered by agents of the regime,” Makan said.

“I was arrested six days after Neda’s murder, because I exposed crimes committed by the regime,” a weary-looking Makan said.

In trembling voice, Makan said there was hope for change in Iran. “The Iranian people is aware of the rights its being denied. Today the Iranian people is steadfast to achieve victory and to overthrow the current regime.”

Makan said he hoped for an Iran “where no man comes against his fellow man, with no more executions, no more war, no more murder.”

Asked what he would tell Neda if he knew she could hear him, Makan said “I will continue along her path. Her path was the path of freedom, not just for Iranians but for the whole world.

“Love for mankind was part of [Neda’s] being,” Makan said.
Makan was brought here by Channel 2. He will meet with President Shimon Peres while he is here. I hope that the Iranian 'greens' support his trip here.


At 9:20 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Carl,As an Iranian I would have to say that it was not a right time for him to visit Israel. Contrary to public media, majority of the people in Iran including the so-called 'greens' have nothing to do against Israel and jews but the problem here is that the hardliner radical government of Ahmadinejad will make use of such an action by claiming Neda and all her supporters having ties to Israel (which is considered officially an enemy state) thus a new series of captures, tortures and executions.

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Arash said...

Good on him, we need more peace and goodwill.




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