Two imprisoned college students, Golrokh Iraie and Arash Sadeghi have sent messages from inside an Iranian prison.
Golrokh Iraie wrote: “Another spring without Saeed [Saeed Sheerzad, in jail for helping working children] who was thrown behind bars because his heart beat for the laughing children; and without Atena [Atena Farghadani, in jail for her cartoons depicting regime officials] whose work of art was her ‘crime’. There are times when one has to pay the price for being crazy about a cause. We will stand together until the spring of freedom in our nation.”
Arash Sadeghi is another jailed activist who wrote in his message: “These days nature is being born again. We clean our houses. The houses of our hearts. However, one can never forget the memories. One cannot sweep them away. One cannot leave them to be, unanswered.
At times, spring fails to bring new spirits into our hearts. The memories of friends who used to sit at a table with us, closer than our own families, and who stood for their cause, yet gone standing…
In memory of all our loved ones who perished and those currently in prison:
Sattar Beheshti, Mostafa Karim Beigi, Amir Arshad Tajmir, Saeed Zeinali, Behnoud Ramezani, Reyhane Jabbari, Hoda Saberi, Gholamreza Khosravi, Behkish and … Saeed Sheerzad, Ali Zahed, Ali Amir Gholi, Ahmad Asgari, Soheil Arabi, Mansouri, Soheil Babadi, Hamid Babaie, Arzhang Davoudi, Ali Moezi and Atena Farghadani.