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Ehsan Fattahian
Blogger Nurafkan (Projector) reacts to the November 11 execution of Kurdish political activist Ehsan Fattahian, who had been accused by some of being a separatist:

Beware, all separatists: I consider myself an Iranian before being a Kurd.
Interestingly, I consider myself more of an Iranian than anyone else.
I am sure that the feeling is mutual among the majorities of Kurds.
I say this so you may know that Ehsan Fattahian was an Iranian Kurd.
All the likes of Ehsan strive to save their Arian motherland from religious oppression and dictatorship, and always shall.
Long Live Freedom.
Long Live the Arian Iran.

Confessions Of A Man

A woman at an opposition rally in Tehran
Blogger Masireh Sabz (The Green Path) admits he’s been wrong about Iranian women.

He says he has come to realize how courageous Iran’s women really after witnessing their participation in the ongoing protests against the reelection of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad:

[With all due respect] I confess that I considered women useless and cowardly creatures before the June 12 presidential vote.

I confess that my perceptions toward the female gender changed after witnessing young girls and women -- side by side with men -- rising against the suppressive Basij force and members of the Revolutionary Guards on motorcycles, chanting slogans against them and being beaten up by them.

I confess that [after] I saw young girls next to us during the November 4 protest, throwing stones toward the forces of the government, I realized that I had been wrong about them for years.

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Persian Letters is a blog that offers a window into Iranian politics and society. Written primarily by Golnaz Esfandiari, Persian Letters brings you under-reported stories, insight and analysis, as well as guest Iranian bloggers -- from clerics, anarchists, feminists, Basij members, to bus drivers.

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