Farzad Hasani was a TV presnter in Iran.
In his famous TV live programe called ‘koole poshti’ he interviewed know Iranians. On his last or one of thlast shows he interviewd ‘Sardar’ Radan, Tehran’s police chief. The chief behind the recent, vicious crackdown on dress-coce and what they have called ‘arazele-Obash’. This police chief who happens to be a native of the city Ispahan, came to Farza’s programe in order to to be interviewd. What he didn’t expect was the kind of issues and questions Farzad brought up and specially the way Farzad did it.
The police chief, kept calm and avoided any sign of anger, but you could see he was surprised and amazed by Farzad’s direct and honest speech. Obviously that ended Farzad’s job as days later he was replaced by sombody else. It was the very first time, that an Iranian citizen challenged and ridiculed the actions of the Islamo-Fascist regime and chances are that was the very last time anyone would do it in public or live on TV. When you watch the interview, you notice that Farzad somehow lost his patience, he became emotional and sarcastic and this is something he hadn’t planned. But this only adds to his honesty as we Persians say (harfe delesh ro zad) and he said what the vast majority of Iranians in Iran would say, if they could. Farzad questioned the methods, the reasons, the fairness and above all the manners of the ‘anti-corruption’ police. However, he did it face to face in front of one of the ultra-right wing heavy weights. You can watch the entire interview on: http://youtube.com/watch?v=W_h2sg28MHE
There’re several sections of it on Youtube. Farzad lost his job and the prospect of getting a similar one, I think he went back to Radio programs. As an Iranian I’m proud of you Farzad jan. To jorbozei ro dari ke kam afradi darand. To harfe dele mardome irano zadi, ba shojaat va sedaghat. Be to eftekhar mikonam.
God bless you my friend.