"They want me killed, to claim that s/he was one of us and was killed for us" --- Mahmoud Darwish, the sign reads in the hands of the student in the photo. Students at Sharif University in Tehran protested against the burial of war dead on their campus in 2006.
The radicalization of the movement has shed a brighter light on different corners of the regime. At this point it seems that the light is bothering their eyes so much that they are hiding themselves under the dead bodies of the recent two killed protesters and their shameless fabrications. The devastation apparent in the acts of the regime makes one hopeful about the fragility of the system. Mohsen Rezaei, Rafsanjani, Nategh Nouri, Hasan Rouhani and the reformists in the parliament have condemned the recent demonstrations. The radicalization of the movement is pushing away the pragmatic and corrupt figures who have sneakily avoided a clear stance toward the movement during the last two years.
Sane Jaleh (on the right in the photo above) was killed on the 14th of February during the recent uprising in Tehran. He was from Paveh and was a Kurdish theatre student at Tehran University. He was a member of Kurdish writers organization and Student's Organization, Tahkim-e Vahdat. Right after his murder, the state media proclaimed that Sane Jaleh was a member of Basij and was killed by MKO members during the protests and a Basij ID card with a photo of Sane was put online on Fars News (which we call False News). A day later, in a heartbreaking interview with VOA, Sane's brother, while crying, told the interviewer that Sane had a dream of becoming Bahman Ghobadi (the Iranian Kurdish movie director) for his people and was not a Basiji member. His brother also explained that the morning after Sane was killed, his cousin who is a high official member of Basij had gone to their house and asked for a photo of Sane and then fabricated a Basij identification card for him right in front of Sane's brother. Sane's brother then learns about the murder of his brother but his family were under so much pressure to not speak up against the regime's fabrication. Sane's brother, Ghane Jaleh, is now arrested for speaking against the state's fabrication.
Before the interview with Sane's brother and right after the fabricated Basij ID was published on FarsNews (which we call FalseNews) several websites immediately pointed out that for several different reasons the card is sham. A photo of Sane in a meeting with Ayatollah Montazeri from the student organization of Tahkim vahdat was also published by his friends. Ayatollah Montazeri is the revival of Khomeini who was under house arrest for two decades for taking issue with the mass-executions of the 80s, the continuation of Iran-Iraq war for 8 years and the conditions of prisons that he believed have exacerbated since the Shah's era. A short story written by Sane published on a website that the IRG considers as a "soft-war website" was circulated by activists. Also, a banned short film against the hypocrisy of the religious people in which Sane has played was put online by his friends to indicate that he was not an agent of the regime. It was so sad to see that his friends endangered themselves and publicized their banned short film for the dead body of their friend to not get stolen by his killers.
After the publication of Sane's photo in a meeting with Ayatollah Montazeri, the state TV in a program invited Shariatmadari from Keyhan Newspaper (the Iran's intelligence ministry's propagandist media) and asked him about the photo of Sane with student's organization next to Ayatollah Montazeri. He responded back that Sane was a secret agent of the regime and attended such meetings for espionage. This naked play of cruelty and moral collapse on state TV to steal the dead body of a protester and then labeling him as a spy encapsulates the whole political system currently in power in Iran. You can read more details about Sane's funeral in this great article here.
Immediately after the killings of two protesters, the state media announced that they were killed by the agents of MKO. How do they know? Who are the murderers? Have they been arrested and interrogated?The answer is of course no but they don't even try to make believable lies. How come MKO members don't kill the goons and (para)military forces of the regime in Iran's state planned demonstrations and only kill people during the anti-regime protests? The silly government of Iran doesn't ask these questions of themselves before fabricating cheap propaganda.
Another killed protester is Mohammad Mokhtari (on the left in the photo above), a 22 year old student. This is what a blogger has written about him in Persian (my translation): "… my dear modest from the same generation as me, that instead of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, you were a fan of David Beckham, Enrique, King father and Lolek a Bolek. I have been going over your Facebook page from last night and can't stop my crying". The blogger writes about the fact that youths of Iran who are in their 20s are known to be post-idealogical as opposed to those in their 50s, 60s, 70s … who were involved in Nationalization of Oil, 1979 Revolution, Iran-Iraq war, etc., and had idealogical bonds. She then continues "Go and take a look for yourself at different sections of Evin prison, you will see groups groups of youths in their 20s. Take a look at Ferdous Garden, a cemetery in Kermanshah. Take a look at Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery in Tehran, it's full of the dead bodies of the youths in their 20s. You can find from 20 years olds to 29 years olds. Which one of them are you looking for? We have all different types: the beautiful and happy ones, the tall with black hair and black eyes, Tanboor-players, students, workers, with high-school diploma, etc. Up to the June 2009 they were all alive but then one by one they got killed. They got shot, or were killed by knives or batons, or I don't know how. I only know that they went to the streets one day and never came back. I know that they didn't have their wills written in their pockets, and didn't have dog-tags on their necks. I told you that they are a post-idealogical generation. They didn't go to die, they went to live. That's why instead of wills their Facebook pages stay for us."
Mohammad Mokhtari's last Facebook status is: " I prefer to die while standing up (struggling) instead of sitting (doing nothing) in humiliation." Mohammad Mokhtari's dead body is also stolen by the pathetic devastated thugs of Iran which Naj has explained here. They are the state's thugs not its supporters, please don't depoliticize and moralize the thuggery of Iran's regime by calling its goons supporters. They are not innocent supporters of the regime, they carry guns, batons, arrest people and fabricate Basiji IDs for innocent people's corpses.