Yesterday was a day to remember all who were victims of Torture. The depictions above honored who have been subject to torture. I have had the honor to be supportive of the case of Nazanin Zargari-Ratcliff who has been held in Iran since 2016 and has been on a hunger strike. Her husband, Richard, has also been on a hunger strike in front of the Iranian Embassy in London. What I found so hillarious was a claim made by one of Hassan Rouhani's advisers equating Javad Zarif (subject to sanctions by the United States) to Nelson Mandela--I caught this by an Iranian Analyst and I just laughed:
One great development was an open letter signed by 14 leading opposition figures inside Iran that have called for Khameini to resign and for the Islamic Republic to Go. 4 of them were interviewed by Iran-E-Farda's Dr. Alireza Nourizadeh. I have been assigned a project by the Daily Outsider Team to translate and provide guidance on both letters and the expressions of support over the ensuing days.
This has also been a very distressing week as the World was witness to another tragic death of a father and a daughter trying to cross the Rio Bravo. This image broke my heart:
This is why this was so important to remember which MoveOn.Org sent out:
As it has been quite a challenging week, I decided to be a bit upbeat to closeout my weekly #RandomThoughts with these thoughts I captured:
Remaining hopeful ever more....