Iranian protester commits suicide rather than go back to jail

He’d been in jail for protesting where he was repeatedly raped and tortured. His father bailed him out. But they came back for him. He ran away, then jumped off a bridge.

I just can’t get this out of my mind. While outsiders can’t do much inside Iran, we can keep an international focus on the hellish atrocities happening there now, and that can genuinely make a difference.

The government of Iran now has a deliberate policy of raping and torturing protesters with the specific goal of destroying their personalities and will. This has been confirmed by multiple reliable news sources. Only one word applies here. Evil.

That’s why it needs to be opposed. Loudly and continually.


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