Sunday, August 09, 2009

Inside Iran’s Remarkable Show Trials | The New Ledger

Despite all of this, despite the many obstacles in their path, the Iranian people seek to endure, seek to overcome the governmental impediments to their own collective pursuit of political and individual liberty. The story of Iran appears to have faded somewhat into the background; we know that the protests are continuing, but we are distracted by stories concerning Michael Jackson, or Sarah Palin, or beer summits at the White House. It remains a surpassing pity that so little attention is being paid to so momentous an event in Iran. Perhaps if more attention were paid, the reformists would find it somewhat easier to carry out their efforts to liberalize their country. Iran’s democrats could use a little of the world’s help. And the world has an interest in seeing Iran’s democrats succeed.

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