Sunday, June 14, 2009
First Hand Account From Tehran
The identity of our correspondent in Tehran has been removed from this dispatch for his protection.
All of a sudden in the middle of discussion in your room, I disconnected from Paltalk and my laptop yield itself to intruders. Whereas I assumed this disruption could be designed and engineered by tough and stiff monitoring by our telecommunication system authorities in my country, in order to avoid any further ramification such as disruptor breaking into my place, I immediately left my home and sought shelter at my sister’s residential who happened living just few minutes away from me.
Still under stress, I received a call from my son’s friends, "he is fainted," they said. I rushed to him, I even don’t know how! When I got to him he was till unconscious! However, he finally gained his conscience and my heart calmed down. Why it happened to him, still no one has answered. Nevertheless, I am thinking due to heavy pressure, physical and mental activities that he has endured in the past four weeks during the process of election caused him to enter such situation. I took him to my mother and asked her to look after him till he soundly returns to full health. Happily he is OK now.
It was supposed be a peaceful gathering in the streets of Tehran by Mr. Mosavi’s supporters today, it didn’t take form, since the legal permission wasn’t granted. Nonetheless, I heard Mr. Mosavi has obtained legal permission for peaceful demonstration from Minster of Interior for tomorrow, Monday at 16:00 local time. He has urged his supporters to hold full civilized demonstration. As well he added, he will pursue effort to annul the result of election.
While Iran has plunged into shock and despair deception and humiliation, Ahmadinejad today shamelessly celebrated his election and called himself victorious. In the meantime he forget to mention how ruthlessly humiliated, deceived and mocked Iranian honest people. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Of course, if Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had learned anything from history, he'd know that if the past is any indication of the future, he will once again attempt to discredit and intimidate the opposition.
We Iranian people want to say to Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, we will use every medium available to us. We will use the Internet. We will use telephones. We will use radio and newspapers. We will do whatever we can make you to yield yourself to genuine will and desire of Iranian people. You have unfairly shutdown in this unfair campaign all telecommunications for us Iranian. You shutdown our presidential candidates sites and means of communications. But remember these are all evidence you stole 21 million votes which were for Mr. Mir Hossein Mousavi. We Iranians voted for Mr. Mir Hossein Mousavi and you counted to your name!
We Iranians want to live our lives as we see fit. We can’t do that while Mahmoud still has the ability to quash other people's opinions, so our train of hope and democracy has started moving slowly but steadily. And we know we will reach the destination!