As if one needed a reminder

As if one needed a reminder
by oktaby

I hesitated posting this blog as the image is very intense but it is important to see. Not for further emotionalizing the uprising in Iran as it needs none. But as I looked at this picture that was sent to me by a friend earlier today, I remembered why it is important that we use our emotions to keep us motivated but use our intellect to find ever more refined ways to fight this regime (// that is content on maintaining a hold on power at any cost and in the short term it will.

What is happening in Iran is complicated and complex no doubt and part of the never ending Oil and power saga that follows every other scheme and atrocity over the last few thousand years but it is important that we remember and honor the individuals including the young soul in the attached image for whom I do not yet have a name (RIP) and cannot even imagine the horror he must have endured. It seems the beating intensity is an order of magnitude larger than needed to inflict both severe pain and death. I for one will not settle just for truth and reconciliation when the time comes and as the Jews did with Nazis, we shall pusure these monsters to the ends of the earth.


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by Ari Siletz on

I don't yet know who the victim is, but it may be important to remember that the hand-and-face burns in the children photos are due to a 2005 school fire near Marvdasht, Iran (oil heater accident). Reports are, the school teacher died trying to save the children. These photos are not in their proper context relative to the other clips on the webpage that seem to address recent events.  Youtube link.


Who is it

by oktaby on

The picture appears in a few places including capt_Ayhab's link. I still do not have a name but this unfinished story of a young life (RIP) was one of the students killed in the attacks by basijis on kooye Daneshgah, according to Khyaboon underground newspaper //   issue #13 (Today) that also has a picture of another murdered student next to this one.


Ali P

by capt_ayhab on

Please click on the site I provided below, you will see the photo among many more.




The picture and follow up

by oktaby on

I do not yet know the identity of this fallen hero but am working on it. This picture along with the following note has been sent to Obama, NY times and several governments entities:

Dear Mr. President Obama, Please go through below site and see another crime effected by the BEST FRIENDS of Mr. Jimmy Carter and Democrate party of USA governing in Iran. Don't forget  we love our brave youngs in Iran as you love your's.  Iran will never die but we will eleminate  ISLAM  and Taliban from our homeland. After watching this picture, we wonder if you will still WISH  to discuss with Islamic goverment rulling in our IRAN ?,,,,,,

Remember the point is to channel our collective sense of outrage  into productive  action. All readers can use these emails for follow up action. 


anonymous fish


by anonymous fish on

my eyes teared up.  I can't imagine how he suffered.  What could cause such horrific wounds!!!!!  And for what? For protesting against a government that suppresses basic human rights and dignities.  Pray is right... TO IT'S OWN PEOPLE.  My heart goes out to all of them.  All the brave men and women in Iran who are fighting against this. 


Ali P.


by Ali P. on

We need to know who the person in this picture is, what happened to him,and when and where the picture was taken.

Does anyone know?


viewers discretion is advised

by capt_ayhab on


some horrific photo of young men and women there

viewers discretion is advised


Dear Oktaby, If you know for

by pray (not verified) on

Dear Oktaby,

If you know for a fact that this image is real and authentic, then I really do suggest for you to send it to news organizations all over the world. No human being deserves this fate, regardless of what they might believe in.

The world needs to see and question governments who would even consider talking to with a regime that does this to its own people


send this to Andrew Sullivan

by .lo (not verified) on

send this to Andrew Sullivan or Nico at Huffington Post.