Saturday, February 20, 2010
Young Monarchist in Danger
In a grim follow-up to its recent executions of two other Iranian monarchists, the Islamic Republic of Iran has arrested 26-year-old Omid Dana, an admirer of the late Shah. Dana is reportedly now in danger of execution. A friend of Dana's eloquently pleads for his life, mentioning how Dana wore a symbol associated with the Iranian monarchy despite having been warned it might get him in trouble. I wonder how many monarchists comfortably ensconced in the West, myself included, would have the courage to do something so simple yet so absurdly dangerous. I hope the international community will do everything in its power to prevent yet another unjustified execution.