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Posters of presidential candidate Mehdi Karrubi in Tehran in late May

Posters of presidential candidate Mehdi Karrubi in Tehran in late May

Sirous touts the qualities of reformist candidate Mehdi Karrubi:

Why Karrubi?

Karrubi has plans. For instance, when the debate of 50,000 tomans arose and was denied by the economic analysts, he agreed that the most eminent economists in the country should analyze the matter again and, fortunately, very bright guidelines were enlightened.

Karrubi has powerful resources. His qualities comprise a spirit of teamwork and productive outcomes from his resources. He has proven in practice that he is a firm believer in teamwork and his ability to interact with the supreme authorities of the government.

He is brave and decisive. You won't be able to find anyone among the leaders in government who has protested against the mistaken policies of the government.

Karrubi is filled with patience and supports the helpless. When the ceremonial sites of dervishes are demolished, it is Karrubi's office that appeals against it.

When the families of the political prisoners can't learn the conditions of their prisoners, it is Karrubi who puts all his efforts into solving their problems. The collections of letters, declarations, and complaints that he issued in pursuance of the prisoners, who paint stars on the ground every night, shows how much Karrubi is similar in nature to us.

There is a force in Karrubi's behavior and attitude that has been clearly mentioned in the notes of Mohsen Makhmalbaf and [cleric] Mohsen Kadivar. The sound of a telephone ring would echo in a prison cell and Karrubi, who was seeking a break for Mohsen Kadivar, would fill the surroundings with his voice. Mohsen Makhmalbaf would witness and hear his cellmate, who had never surrendered to the unbearable tortures of prison, cry for the pain imposed on another prisoner like him.

Finally, Karrubi is a child of Lorestan.

Now you choose between heaven and hell.

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