Roots of the Diaspora: Part 1 of Series on Iranian Refugees
Persian2English / Hamid Yazdanpanah
20-Nov-2010 (one comment)
For those of us who have been through the refugee process and have obtained lawful status, it is important to not forget where we came from or how difficult the road was. Not only should we scrutinize and fight against the brutal regime in Tehran creating refugees, but we must demand that western countries that have the resources act within their capacities to protect the lives of those who truly need asylum.  >>>
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Anahid Hojjati

Interesting article but this is not roots of Diaspora

by Anahid Hojjati on

This article does a good job talking about problems of Iranians in countries such as Turkey and Pakistan. However, these are not roots of Iranian Diaspora. During Shah's time, many Iranians left Iran for other lands because of either political persecution or in search of a society with more political freedom. Those Iranians are roots of Diaspora, even if their numbers were not as high  those who came after 1979.