Dear Friends,

I wish you all a Happy Nowruz and a wonderful year filled with happiness, health and prosperity. This is a joyous time to spend with family, friends and loved ones. During this joyous time of the year I ask you to remember all political prisoners who are spending Nowruz in Islamic Regime prisons under torture, rape and solitary confinement. Let’s remember the families of political prisoners who are not able to spend Nowruz with their loved ones.

I am dedicating this message to all freedom fighters who have been murdered in one way or another by the Islamic Regime in the past 31 years and to their families.
I sincerely hope that this will be the year we will be able to overthrow the Islamic Regime and create a secular and democratic Iran.

I urge everyone to put their difference aside wether inside or outside of Iran, because we all need each other’s help to be able to achieve this goal. In hopes of being able to celebrate Nowruz in a free, democratic and secular Iran next year.

Happy Nowruz
Sayeh Hassan

Every year Iranians celebrate the last Tuesday of the year by gathering in the streets and jumping over bonfires. In the recent years the Fire Festival has also been used as an excuse to gather and protests against the Regime. This year was no different and despite severe threats by the Islamic Regime Iranians came out and celebrated the fire festival and protested against the Regime.

In Tehran people burned the pictures of Khamenei (the Supreme Leader and Ahmadinejad) and chanted “Mobarak, Ben Ali, its turn of Seyed Ali.” People also jumped over bonfires, sang and danced celebrating the coming of a new year.

Iranians also came out and celebrated the fire festival in Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Rasht and Esfehan combining celebrations with protests against the Islamic Regime.

In Toronto as well Iranians gathered at the Mel-Lastman Square and also combined anti-Regime protests with the fire festival celebrations which included music and dancing. Iranians were able to bring together two things the Regime hates the most, the Lion and Sun Flag with joy and celebration.

Here is hoping that the combination of anti-regime protests and the celebrations will continue into the Persian new year.

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran