Monday, September 6, 2010

What Happened to Ahmed Batebi?

The Iranian Student who held up a bloodied shirt of a friend, in this iconic photo:

He is now in the U.S. working for VOA's Persian service.

The account of torture is harrowing (and the attempted moral comparison/equivocation with Gitmo treatment toward the end of the piece is, to say the least, forced, in light of the true barbarism of the regime.)

Exit question: Assuming the regime falls, would Batebi be someone who could serve his nation as a leader of a democratic Iran?

Astronomy Pic of the Day

View from the Death Star? Shootin' them lasers at the incoming rebel fleet?