02 February 2007

Nazanin Fatehi released

Nazanin Fatehi was released from prison on 31 January. The Help Nazanin site has photos and a record of a conversation with Nazanin in which she expressed a desire to go to school and study hard. She said she also wants to help some of the other innocent women who were in prison with her to gain their freedom.

This is excellent news for Nazanin who I hope has a long and happy life.

6 comments:

the flying monkeys said...

good news...hope cannot be overturned

jams o donnell said...

That is very true flying. Hey, long time no see!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I wonder if she's thought of defecting and continuing her cause from a safer locale?

jams o donnell said...

Defecting is often easier said than done or even desired. She is Iranian and Iran is her home. It is possible that she would not conemplate leaving...

Steve Bates said...

Wonderful news... I never thought I'd live to see the day, and probably Nazanin Fatehi didn't think she would, either.

EWBL, safety may not be her personal primary motivator. Sometimes one can do things within a society (nation, government, party, corporation, etc.) that simply cannot be accomplished from outside. Most of us are reluctant to leave our own cultures, usually for good personal and family reasons. But people who are unconscionably wrongly charged who survive and have the courage to stay in their societies can often effect changes that expatriates seldom manage. Her decision to stay is, in my opinion, both courageous and righteous.

jams o donnell said...

Well said Steve. I am not sure what change she can help bring about but you never know.