Protests and Misunderstandings

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The first thing that comes to people’s minds when thinking of Iran: fundamentalism, fanaticism, and terrorism. The author of Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi who has lived in Iran for over half her life says that what people perceive is far from the truth. Marji’s family is against the ways their country is acting. They are forced to do certain things, which her family doesn’t feel the need to do like the issue with the girls wearing veils. “I really don’t know what think about the veil. Deep down I was very religious but as a family we were very modern and avant-Garde”. The only way to express there feels is by protesting. By doing so, they are attached by their own kind (the soldiers). Marji was confused by that and wanted to fight for her rights like her mother and father. In order to help she wanted to be a prophet. But the more she started to understand, her innocence faded away, she started to realize why her nation was suffering. She become very angry, she had a fire in her bones and wanted to do something about it, she was tired of not being able to do anything.

An Iranian parliamentary panel said that Saeed Mortazavi, Tehran’s prosecutor was responsible for beating to death three imprisoned young men who were protesters. One of the young was the son of a former Revolutionary Guards commander. The Claim was a rare criticism of a senior officer that was involved in the government crackdown on a pretest movement. It was about an unclear election result.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/11/world/middleeast/11iran.html

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