Iran: Political Prisoner’s Message to Demonstrators in Ahvaz


In a message from the Central Prison of Karaj, the courageous political prisoner Mehdi Farahi Shandiz supported the demonstrations of Arab compatriots in Khuzestan province and wrote: As a political prisoner who spent many years of my life in the prisons and torture chambers of Khamenei, I salute the compatriots in Khuzestan and the cities of this province, and I share your cries (for freedom and justice) and stand on your side every moment.

The reality is that in the shadow of a lying, deceitful and plunderer government, all national resources and people assets, culture and beliefs are threatened and on the verge of extinction, and all Iranian people from Turks and Fars, Lors, Arabs and Shiite and Sunni, and Baha’i and Christian are under pressure and oppression of these oppressors.

The rulers who do not believe in religion are like Zahak who are doing business by lies and hypocrisy in the name of religion and shedding the blood of the innocents and youths of this country, and are trying to continue their disgraceful rule by fomenting ethnic and religious differences and insulting the people. If Imam Ali and Imam Hossein were living in our day, they would have removed these bloodthirsty hypocrites from the face of earth.

Therefore, the pain and the main problem of all the people of Iran is only one thing. The main problem is an illegitimate and anti-national governance system that has ruined the country. The main problem is Khamenei’s spider web house that should be targeted. Chant the slogan of death to Khamenei everywhere and in all of your demonstrations and target the principle of Velayat-e faqih (guardianship of Mullahs), the principle of this disgraceful and inhumane system.

I ask all the people across the country to support the popular uprisings in various cities, especially these days, support the uprising of our compatriots in the south. Join them in one voice against Khamenei’s rule and do not leave them alone. Dictators always make big mistakes in their downfall, and these mistakes make the slope of their downfall steeper. We must all be united in one voice against the bloodthirsty dictatorship of Velayat-e faqih so that the days of prosperity and happiness of our people arise.

Down with the principle of Velayat-e faqih

Hail to Iranian people’s uprising

Mehdi Farahi Shandiz

Central Prison of Karaj

April 2, 2018