Mother of Slain Blogger Sattar Beheshti Speaks Out

Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti was arrested on October 30, 2012 by the Iranian cyber police. Sattar died in custody, allegedly from severe torture. His family was informed of his death one week later, on November 6. Gohar Eshghi, Sattar's mother, recorded this message in her son's memory for the Persian New Year in March 2013.

Note: At 3:45 and 3:49 the word "Rigi" is mistakenly translated as sand. Ms. Eshghi was actually referring to Abdolmalek Rigi, the late head of Baluch separatist group Jundallah.

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Ignorance grows in a closed environment, and this type of environment causes many problems for societies like Iran. I participated in this course to learn methods and strategies that aim to create an environment that makes it possible for human beings to think freely.
- Shadi, Technology and Human Rights course graduate

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