Liberation the Iranian way

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“In a clear message to their ruling clerics, more than half of Iranian voters chose not to cast ballots in a highly engineered election for president on July 5. ‘I want a free country, I want a free life,’ one university student in Tehran told Reuters in describing her reason not to give legitimacy to an unpopular regime. Those who did vote sent a similar message, one that might now also influence Iran’s violent campaign across the Middle East to be the guide and guardian of all Muslims. Voters rejected the regime’s chosen hard-line candidate, Saeed Jalili, opting instead for a conservative reformer, Masoud Pezeshkian. … A former heart surgeon and health minister, he promised to end violent enforcement of a dress code for women as well as restrictions on internet access.” (07/08/24)