Letter from Iran
The NY Sun has an editorial on The Iranian Havel, Akbar Ganji.
So when Mr. Ganji publishes a letter addressed to “free peoples everywhere,” savvy persons take note. Mr. Ganji has earned the honor of being listened to. He writes that he has lost more than 40 pounds and that his jailors keep him largely in solitary confinement and deny him time to walk outdoors. “Today my broken face is the true face of the system in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Mr. Ganji writes. “I am now the symbol of justice. The justice that, if viewed correctly, puts on display the full extent of the oppression of the rulers of the Islamic Republic.”
It’s hard to imagine that the timing of his latest letter was coincidental in respect of the G-8 summit in Scotland, where the agenda includes a coordinated strategy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Sadly the Group of Eight industrialized nations has too often dealt with Iran as if it was a threat only to its neighbors. The case of Mr. Ganji, however, makes it clear that the mullahs are first of all a threat to the Persian people.
Will anyone at the G8 think of him?
(technorati tag G8)