Sunday, July 16, 2006

Account of Hunger Strike with Akbar Ganji at UN July 15 2006

“Perhaps we can gather 10-15 people to discuss and outline the path to freedom. The days of heroes that descend from the sky are gone. We have to work with the people that are amongst us here on earth. Moreover, we shouldn’t rely on me, or any other leader to make a democracy. People come and go. Rather we should rely on our ideas to make our new democracy.” Akbar Ganji

When Ganji’s arrival was announced all of the sudden the crowd was energized. People held up their signs, they chanted “freedom for political prisoners in Iran”, “Democracy for Iran”, “Justice for Iran”, “Democracy yes, Theocracy no” and Akbar Ganji was given flowers. He walked around shook people’s hands.

read entire account here