There are not many poets whose first public reading of a poem can move a nation. Hila Sedighi is such a poetess. Young, beautiful and superbly talented she recited a poem that had people clapping and many in tears. In a country where people are executed for blogs she took that stand and like a saint who has to speak the truth recited her poem.
To people who don’t live under such hardship all of this must seem surreal, but today in the 21st century there are people like her who risk all to speak out.
She is currently being pursued by the representatives of the brutal Islamic republic regime. They first used their influence so that she would lose her job, and are currently trying to fabricate a case in one of their closed kangaroo court.
For her courage and brilliance, Hila has already become a national treasure, amongst those who hold the true Iranian culture in their heart.
As an Iranian like many I wish all the best to her and her family, and hope that this human devouring regime and their thugs fall and face justice before they can kill more sons and daughters of Iran. Unfortunately this is a regime that does not take heed in International response to their violation of human rights, and they have executed many on trump up charges, but if this thing goes that far one must make the effort.
P.S. Her poem has been subtitled.