Last year on this day Ehsan Fatahiyan a Kurdish political activist in Iran was executed by Islamic Regime officials. Ehsan spent 18 months in prison before his execution and was subjected to torture for many months in order to force a false confession from him, however he never confessed. He had originally been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment on the charges of being a “mohareb” (enemy of god) however; on appeal the death sentence was imposed.

Days before his execution a global campaign was started to stop his execution, thousands of signatures were gathered only in a few days, and people from all walks of life came together in an attempt to stop his execution. Unfortunately the campaign was not successful and on November 11, 2009 the execution was carried out in the central Sanandaj Prison.

Today I honour Ehsan’s memory as well as the memory of all Iranian freedom fighters that in one way or another have stood up against the Islamic Regime and have fought for an Iran where all Iranians regardless of their ethnicity, religion, sex or sexual orientation can live in peace and harmony.

Today I stand in solidarity with the families of all Iranian freedom fighters who have suffered a great loss but have not been defeated.

In memory of Ehsan, long live his memory,

Down with the Islamic Regime
Long Live Freedom in Iran

By: Sayeh Hassan

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