Why I feel for Roxana

Though they let me go after three months, they still have a “parvandeh” on me


Why I feel for Roxana
by true story

Watching what has happened to Roxanna Saberi convinced me that I have to share my story, even if it endangers me further. Some of the names, dates and places in this brief article may be blurred, but the story itself is true. It’s about how I was detained by the Iranian authorities, survived five days in Evin and then managed to buy my freedom back – at least temporarily.

I am not a frequent visitor to Iran. Like most Iranian-Americans, I have few other reasons to visit than to see my ailing parents and the remnants of a once large family that is still left in Iran. In the 1990s, I only made two visits. Both were brief, and both were relatively uncomplicated. After my father’s heart attack in 2002, however, I have visited the “homeland” three times. Though my parents are still alive and cannot travel, I will visit Iran no more.

Here’s why.

Early one spring morning, two civilian clothed men knocked on my mother’s apartment in Yousefabad, Tehran. The time was probably no later than 7am, though my memory may fail me on this detail. They said they wanted to have a word with me. They didn’t identify themselves clearly, but it was obvious they were with the authorities. We had just woken up and were preparing ourselves for a several hour drive to a village outside of Tehran.

We invited them in and offered them tea and fruit. They asked me a few questions about my work in the United States. They also asked me why my wife didn’t travel to me to Iran. I explained our work situation. They responded by asking if I trusted my wife being alone in the US. I was both insulted and baffled by the question. My mother noticed my irritation and jumped into the conversation with a lame joke. The two men – who looked as if they were brothers – shifted gears and asked me instead of what I thought of Iran. They asked meaningless questions, I gave them meaningless answers. The conversation lasted no more than 15 minutes. They thanked us for our time and left.

We were obviously disturbed by the visit and cancelled our trip out of the city. For the next few days, there was an anxiety in my stomach that I simply couldn’t shake. After about a week, things started to turn back to normal. There were no signs of the two men, and we began thinking that the entire episode may have been a case of mistaken identity.

But then, only a few days before was scheduled to return to the States, we received a phone call around midnight. I picked up the phone and a voice said he wanted to speak to me. There was no hello, no “how are you doing.” He identified himself as a representative of “ettela’at” and that I had to appear at the gates of the ministry tomorrow morning at 8am. He gave me the address and told me not to be late. I protested and said that I have plans and could make it tomorrow. He paused for about 30 seconds. If it wasn’t for his breathing, I would have thought that the line had been cut. In a very angry and stern voice, he told me that this was not a request. This was an order by the nation’s security personnel. His tone made it very clear that I was in trouble and that arguing would not help my case. But I still managed to ask him why I was “ordered.” We ask the questions here, not you, he responded. Then he hung up.

I was terrified, but I didn’t tell my parents about the conversation, fearing that my father’s heart wouldn’t be able to handle the anxiety and fear. I was up all night, thinking about my wife and two kids.

The next day, I left early and arrived at the address I had been provided. It was not the ministry, but a private resident. I stood by the gates and exactly at 800am a white car stopped next to me. A man jumped out of the back seat, opened the back door and ordered me to take a seat. I complied, he sat down next to me and then we drove off. Four people were in the car besides me. The driver, a person in the front seat whose face I never really saw, and two men to my left and right in the back row. No one said a word. After 10 minutes of driving, I asked quietly where we were going. No answer. After another 10 minutes or so, I tried to stretch out my left arm to get a glimpse of my watch, but the man to my right quickly grabbed me arm and stopped me. He didn’t say a word, but he kept holding my arm for the duration of the drive.

After another hour or so, we began approaching my parent’s apartment in Yousefabad. The driver stopped at the corner, the man to my right jumped out, dragging me out with his left arm, and then jumped back into the car. Without saying a word, and without giving me a chance to ask a question or take a peek at their faces, the car drove away. I had parked my car near the address they had provided, so bringing me back home was most unhelpful.

After an initial period of anger and fear, I started suspecting that their aim was solely to play games with my mind and that my best defense was not to permit them to “get to me.”

But I was proven wrong. That same evening, they called again. This time, they were rude and aggressive, accusing me of wasting their time and not cooperating with them. He ordered me to appear at the same address the next day at 900am. Bring your Iranian and American passports and “shenasname” in a yellow envelope, he ordered me.

I felt extremely uneasy about this, but complied with his demand. This time, I left my parent’s car at home. At the gate, a person appeared quickly, took the envelope (it was white, we didn’t have any yellow envelopes) and disappeared. I stayed around, not knowing what to do. They had my passport and my Iranian ID, so I didn’t want to leave, particularly since I was supposed to fly back to the US only days later. But no one showed up, and after 2 hours of waiting, returned home.

By now, I had to explain the situation to my parents since I suspected that I wouldn’t be able to make my flight back to DC. My frustration was overwhelming, I had no way of contacting these people, and they had all my travel documents. I was stuck, and did not even know who to contact to demand my rights.

I called my wife to explain the situation and prepare her that I might not make it back to the States according to our original plans. I also called and informed my employer.

That night, I sat with the phone in my lap, waiting for a call. But no one called. In fact, it took an entire week before they called again. By that time, I had not only missed my flight, I had also lost my ticket (that’s another story though).

Now the caller was suddenly very polite. He asked me why I hadn’t been in touch and that they had waited for me. I blew up in anger screaming at him that they are toying with people’s lives. He listened calmly and only responded after my outburst that I should come in tomorrow so that the situation could be resolved.

When I showed up the day after the gate was open. A voice on the intercom ordered me to enter and go to room 312.

The door to room 312 was open. Inside there was a desk, and a metal chair for visitors. No one was in the room. There were no pictures on the walls, and there was no window or any lights. All the light in the room came from the hallway. After about fifteen minutes, the two men that had knocked on my parent’s home showed up. They greeted me with big smiles, asked me how I was doing, and expressed regret for the entire situation. Of course, it was all my fault though. They did not know that I was planning to return to the US so soon, because I had never told them that, they claimed. Also, I had not followed instructions – why did I put the passports in w white envelope when they had asked for a yellow one? As a result, I had only myself to blame for putting THEM in the situation of having to do this to me.

They assured me though that the entire situation was a mistake, and that it would be resolved the very same day and that I would be free to leave with my passports. I just needed to answer a few more questions.

They took me to the unnumbered room to the left of 312. This room was a bit bigger, and it had a few more chairs. And a ceiling lamp, but no window. And for some reason, it was very warm in the room.

Three chairs were facing a desk in the middle of the room. They put me in the middle chair, while seating themselves to the right and left of me. They told me that one of their superiors needed to ask me a few questions, after which I could leave. Surprisingly, their superior entered the room almost immediately after we sat down (by now I had grown accustomed to waiting). He was tall, had no beard, didn’t look like the typical regime-supporter and in his hand, he had a white envelope.

He began asking me questions about my childhood, why I left Iran, why I settled in the US, what kind of car I drove, where my first house in the US was, what I thought of my American co-workers, what my parents thought of Iranian healthcare, and so forth. It was ridiculous.

After almost an hour of this senseless chit chat, I gathered courage and asked him why on earth this information was of any interest to them. Within a second, the mood in the room turned 180 degrees. As you wish, he responded, with a deceptive voice, we can ask you other questions. He opened the envelope and took out a few sheets of paper and a pen.

Here, write everything you know about Goli Ameri and the Republican Party on these sheets of paper, he ordered. Who, I responded, in bafflement? The Republican party!, one of the men sitting next to me screamed in my ear. We know what you are up to, the other man yelled.

I tried to defend myself and say I have no particular knowledge of the party or Goli Ameri. LIAR, they shouted back, and put a new sheet of paper on the desk in front of me. It was a print out of my financial contributions to various lawmakers from Huffington Post, none figuring more than $300. This is nothing, I said. I have given money to the democrats too, so why don’t you ask about that?, I said in my defense. “Don’t worry, you will write about that too,” they shot back.

To make a long story short, in the next few hours, they forced me to write everything I knew about a dozen US lawmakers, of whom I had only met one or two. Yet, I had to write – in my less than perfect Farsi – everything about them without any of my interrogators ever explaining what they were looking for or what I should focus on. They also wanted me to write everything I knew about PAAIA – an organization I had not supported financially. But someway somehow they knew I had attended a presentation by PAAIA in Houston in late November 2007.

To no one’s surprise, they never returned my passports that day. Instead, I spent the next three months stuck in Iran, paying visits to the intelligence officers every three days or so, writing pages after pages about a variety of seemingly unconnected political issues in the US. While their tactic probably was to confuse me and never reveal what they were looking for, I believe I detected three elements that they centered on.

First, they wanted to know about Republican outreach to the Iranian-American community and key leaders among Iranian-Americans that the Bush republicans relied on. They asked more about Goli Ameri and my financial support to her campaign than they did about any of the lawmakers that I had given less modest donations to. Secondly, they asked about my involvement in Iranian-American organizations, which is truly non-existent. I don’t support any Iranian-American organizations, and besides my attendance of a PAAIA meeting, I do not attend Iranian-American gatherings, not even Nowrouz events. Finally, they wanted to know about how Republican operators in the community, with the potential help of Iranian-American organizations, were recruiting people to support secret regime-change efforts conducted by the US government itself.

Since I knew so little about these things, I essentially had to make up stuff to satisfy them. I really understood why torture is such a useless technique – when under pressure, people say whatever their interrogators want to hear. I knew nothing about the issues they asked about, but someway somehow I subconsciously provided answers that I felt would satisfy their curiosity.

I don’t know why they targeted me in the first place. I am sure there are plenty of other Iranian-Americans, far more politically plugged in than I, that they could target. Perhaps the reason was as simple as them doing searches on the internet, finding my name on both the list of Goli Ameri’s donors in 2004 and the list of donors to the GOP. Realizing that I was in the country, they took the opportunity to snatch me. Or perhaps it’s much more complicated than that.

I don’t know the answer to these questions, and I fear I will never find out. What I know is that they ruined my life. I lost my job, missed my daughter’s graduation and had to provide the deeds of my uncles house (my parents’ house wasn’t expensive enough) to get myself out of Evin (after two months of questioning, I tried the tactic of refusing to cooperate with them, which turned out to be a big mistake – they escalated by placing me in Evin for a few days.)

Though they let me go after three months, they still have a “parvandeh” on me and my case is not unresolved. If I do anything that angers them, they may retaliate by evicting my uncle from his house. So for more than a year, I have been silent. But after hearing about Roxana’s case today, I felt I had to come forward and at least share my story with other Iranian-Americans. Perhaps it can help people avoiding my faith. And perhaps it will help people realize that Roxana is most likely innocent.

This government treats innocent people worse than those that are guilty, I have come to learn.



i know this post is old now but.

by Poirot on

i know this post is old now but anyone who has read the trial by kafka will tell you that the first few chapters follow an identical strory pattern, even the car ride is out of kafka. if you had wriiten that this story is not true i might have liked it.



by Anonymous8989 (not verified) on

I only have a few questions for the person who posted this story...

Why on earth would you ever go somewhere without someone else being with you...since you dont live in Iran.?

Why would you not immediately leave that address the first time, if its not an "office address" but a residential address. Red Flag!!

Why would you EVER, Take your passport and docs anywhere??? Common sense when traveling to Iran, you never ever show your passports and docs to anyone unless its a government offical in an office with other family members around you. Red Flag!!

You should know this one...NEVER GET INSIDE A STRANGERS CAR!!!

If this story is true, I feel very sorry for you and your family. This whole situation could have never happeend, if you used common sense.



by BK (not verified) on

I didn't mention anything about this article being credible/believable or not. I wouldn't know (as I don't personally know the writer) and I really don't see how you could claim to know either.

I only posed a question to a comment you made earlier, which you didn't answer. So, I'll repeat. You stated:

"....There are 70 million people in Iran and very a few have been reported to have been followed....."

Abarmard, could you kindly share with us how "few" these people that "are reported to have been followed" are (i.e. give us a number, because you obviously seem to know) and what the source of your information is?

If you don't wish to answer, that's fine. I won't ask again.


BK And gol-dust

by Abarmard on

No I can't name them. I know that there are more "reporters" or activists that have been arrested, but a citizen who visits his/her country? Someone goes and checks to see if the individual has "donated" money to the Republican party?

You don't have to be sherlock Holmes to figure something is wrong here with this story.

How about this "True Story" to provide us with a case number. If this person is worried that the Iranian intelligent ministry will know about him/her, they should be certain that their case has been already read and the Intelligence ministry that has nothing better to do that monitor an Iranian American who happen to be a Republican is now angrily breaking his computer monitor reading this case and knowing that the wold knows about the Iranian operations against the Republican party members!!

come on now.

gol-dust, I did not call you a racist but I said that your comment was racist. Although in the old days we were brought up to make fun of hard working class and regional ethnic populations, specially the Azeries, I suggested for you and others alike to upgrade their thinking and begin to look at all Iranians with the similar respect.


Abarmard says:

by BK (not verified) on

"....There are 70 million people in Iran and very a few have been reported to have been followed....."

Abarmard, could you kindly share with us how "few" these people that "are reported to have been followed" are (i.e. give us a number, because you obviously seem to know) and what the source of your infomration is?

Thanks in advance


Mr. Abarmand, do u even know what racism is? So eay to judge!

by gol-dust on

When you huys live abroad you learn racism and misuse it at will! Why do you call me a racist when i made a comment about my own countrymen who have the same race as I, but they have different accents? You can call me ignorant or tribal mentality or what have you. But how did I became racist?



by pointing out the obvious (not verified) on

Just because YOU haven't heard of any, doesn't mean that this type of thing doesn't exist. I am sure that IRI's Ministry of Intelligence does not provide YOU with daily updates of who it has under surveilance, does it?!!!!

Anonymous Observer

Give It a Break People--It's a Dictatorship for God's Sake!!!!

by Anonymous Observer on

Only the writer of this story knows whether or not it's true.  In terms of keeping track of people who visit Iran, I have heard of a new program that is instituted by the IRI.  It happened to a relative of mine who recently visited Iran.

If anyone can recall, the Bush administration had implemented a program called the Automatic Targeting System ("ATS") that targeted U.S. citizens who were born in "suspect" countries or had "suspecious" travel patterns.  Upon arrival at U.S, airports, some people were randomnly selected and questioned by immigration authorities, with their information, such as places they had traveled to, how much money they had on them, etc. being placed in a database.  The program was exposed, etc., and last I heard there was a class action lawsuit pending about the issue. (That's one of the many reasons for which I hated Bush).

Apparently, the IRI has taken a page from its idol, Goerge W. Bush (I have always said that the two have many things in common), and "selects" certain people upon arrival in Iran and collects almost the identical information from them (in my relative's case, she was taken to a separate room at the airport without any explanation and was given a form to fill out with all the information).  It's not clear how they "select" people.  But the information collecting system is certainly in place. 

PS, I find it very interesting that this story is being micro analyzed by the usual IRI chorus while any half baked, bizzar, ridiculous conspiracy theory that creates panic and a sense of victimhood for the IRI is immediately elevated to the level of "obvious fact" (with a million justifications and "rozeh khooni" about it) by the same crowd!  


wrong term

by Anonymous2009 (not verified) on

Iran is not "scared" but alert or cautious.They fear no one but ALLAH!


Sure Fred, whatever

by Q on

injecting levity in such heart wrenching somber subject.

OK, why don't we instead follow your lead and inject random hate, name calling and personal attacks? That's more appropriate, I'm sure!

Besides, don't sell yourself short my friend, you too "inject" levity and bring joy to the fiction lovers of this site. Remember, just because it's unintentional doesn't make you any less funny!


Macabre humor

by Fred on

Only a full-fledged Islamist can even entertain the idea of injecting levity in such heart wrenching somber subject.  Then again the Islamists can never be accused of having any kind of regards for their victims; they are to be toyed with, taunted and ridiculed.



by Q on


You know for a guy with such passion for multisyllabic vocabulary, you sure are dense! How does a dedicated cyber stalker like you always manage to miss the humor in his object?

Thanks for letting me know that even on a bad day, I can count on hearty laughs emenating from your sadly comical detective work.

choghok: but did you drive in Tehran after only a few visits ? I really don't think they have this kind of time and resources to spend on one nobody of a person, over campaign contributions? It's more likely that the contributions (along with several other devices) are just meant to make the story more relatable, so that the reader buys into the overall fiction. It's a classic technique in horror fiction, in particular.

PS. anyone else notice the predictable "anonymous" affirmations of the story "zerti" appearing out of nowhere?


This can easily happen!!!

by Marathon Man (not verified) on

I have traveled to Iran several times and generally I have not had any problems. However it seems every single time they make a point of giving me a hard time on departure from the country.
The problem is when you enter Iran you are in their hands. There are no real laws that protect you. Generally none of us are politically active and we visit Iran to see friends and family. But the truth is the regime is afraid of us, and is scared of what we represent. They made it a point to essentially push us out of the country after the revolution, and they really do not want us back. All the want is our money.
I would say take as much precautions as you can before you go to Iran but at the same time you really don't know what would happen until you make it back. This is never going to stop me from visiting there, but it will always scare me.
Dorod bar Iran, and its great culture.



by Rahaee (not verified) on

Similar happened to a friend of mine except that he is apolitical. He was let go after a week.

These people, the islamists, are not normal people; they are mentally diseased who happen to be in charge, have sold their souls to the devil, and have lost their sense of morality. A normal person is not willing to be a prison guard, a torturer, an executioner, or an interrogator; neither for religion, nor for allah, certainly not for any ayatollah, and not for ANY price. There are much better moral ways of making an honest living instead of oppressing for the sake of keeping likes of khamenei and ahmadinejad or similar thugs in power. They have psychological problem and are jealous of those who have been successful and have been able to run away from IRI that even they might be tired of. Islamists are mostly sick or badly misguided and in denial of their humanity.

I also know of another kurdish girl who was interrogated. What was interesting in her case was that the interrogator told her that he would do anything, anything whatsoever, for the islamic republic; and then when interrogating her, he started playing with and massaging his private member in front of her, maybe to intimidate her or just being the way he was, mentally sick.

In any decent system of government, these types of people belong to jail or psychopath hospitals instead of being part of the ruling class.


I can only speak of what I know

by Abarmard on

There are 70 million people in Iran and very a few have been reported to have been followed. Also tens of thousands of Iranians visit Iran yearly and I have not heard one single incident. I doubt that this story is true. Things don't even match up here.


Q and Abarmard

by choghok on

Now I do not know the writer so I do not "know" if this story is true. But I have heard similar stories before and they seem all be pretty similar. The intimidation and pressure on people who are not politically active or they might have been 20 years ago.

I too could speak Farsi and would be able to make myself understand and understand people but I can not write Farsi since I have forgotten grammatical rules and the spelling. And leaving the person alone does not mean that they are not watching him.

I would guess that they frighten him to see what he does next. 

But as I said before I do not know 

/Bidar bash ke ma bekhabim


The business of the "we"

by Fred on

The resident Islamist says and his sidekick confers: “Second, you tried a little too hard to do (what we in the business call) "sprinkling"... meaning throwing in a few verifiable facts (like a percise PAAIA meeting in 2007 that can probably be checked easily online, Goli Ameri and a few other things...) but these made it too obvious considering how spotty your memory is elsewhere.”

Would by any chance the “we” that have “sprinkling” in their business toolbox/jargon be in the lucrative Islamist propaganda trade?


I didn't want to say it

by Abarmard on

But since Q has said it, I have no objection.


Total Fiction

by Q on

I have to hand it to you, you really tried and I appreciate the effort, it makes for a good story.

You were going in the right direction as far as fiction methodology, but your techniques were cartoonishly inadequate.

First of all, you call yourself "true story" meaning you anticipate being doubted.

Second, you tried a little too hard to do (what we in the business call) "sprinkling"... meaning throwing in a few verifiable facts (like a percise PAAIA meeting in 2007 that can probably be checked easily online, Goli Ameri and a few other things...) but these made it too obvious considering how spotty your memory is elsewhere.

Third, I doubt you speak enough Farsi to pull half of what you claim to have done. You actually drive your parents car in Tehran ? Hold full conversations with the intelligence ministry over the phone but yet you can't write Persian?

Fourth, you really expect people to believe that some guy calls you over the phone and asks you to meet in some obsecur location and hand them your passport, and you just do it? LOL!

The entire posturing is rediculous. Your story makes it sound like these people themselves are hiding. Why not just take you to an office for interrogation? They took you to Evin eventually, but they had to meet you in a street corner in an unmarked car?

Fifth, as anyone who actually has been to Iran and has dealt with Pasdaran/"Committe" or local police, they will not give you a chance to run away by leaving you alone for weeks, espeically if they want something from you. Heck, they can't even stop people in Evin from leaving the country.

Sixth, Goli Ameri has been completely irrelevant since 2005 at the latest.

Seventh, the donation list to Ameri, as well as PAAIA attendees are obtainable. You may have "obfuscated" enough details for US residents but don't you think your actual interrorgators who you said were keeping tabs on you in US would recognize your story? Why risk it if your parents are truly in danger?

Eighth, it's obvious you are a Republican, frustrated and want to somehow link IRI to the party of Ronald Reagan (!!!) . You probably live in Texas where you added the PAAIA story. It's sad that your using Saberi's case to hone your experimental fiction skills.

Ninth, there's no way someone would fire you for this. Unless you had a very low level hourly type Job, in which case you wouldn't be taking expensive trips to Iran so frequently.

Tenth, some facts are at a very detailed level as if you want people to think they were vivid in your mind. But since these are arbitrary, you have subconsciously chosen numerical memories (far more frequent than normal) and given them a pattern: 2 and 3.

Your father had a heartattack in 2002, before that you had been to iran 2 times. After, you went 3 times. The room was 312. 2 hours of waiting, $300 donation. etc.

Thank You all, I'll be here all week!


Have read and heard similar stories!

by choghok on

I have read and heared similar stories before. Not such detailed but similar. It shows a little how hard IRI is fighting to be in power, putting people that are democratically active in their own community and have nothing to do with IRI shows how paranoid they are becoming.

This kind of commitment is needed by the people anywhere in the world so that the community can be healthy, but this is not apreciated by IRI.

Another sign of paranoia is how hard they are fighting for 15 year olds to vote. They know that young people are more extremist in their values easier to brainwash and that right wingers can mobilize all young basijis to vote for them.

/Bidar bash ke ma bekhabim


SpyHater or IslamLover?

by Anonymous Rana (not verified) on

If IRI is so good, why don't you live there?

What is it that IRI offers that YOU cannot tolerate and had to run away from but iranians within iran should take it?

Why is it that the west is so bad and yet YOU still love to live there but iranians within are not entitled to ask for the same?

Those who sold iran to a bunch of 7th century arab invaders betrayed iran. Without them, iranians, including islamists, would not have to line up behind embassy doors to run away anywhere that would let them in!

The latest fashion in iran is to rush to sign up for yearly US immigration lottery, hoping that they are lucky enough to be able to get out of iran and her islamic republic. Have you any explanation as to why?

Who is "us" in "you are not doing us favor"?, the run-away islamists who could not even stay around and live with the disaster that they created and continue to support only for the sake of a bunch of arab culture agents in tehran, or those who sold iran so chealy to a cult of oppression and murder from 14 centuries ago arabia.


I Agree

by delldaar on

Gol dust, You should not call these Thugs Daahaati, tork ,etc. call them for what they are..,murderes,torcherers,bache akhound,bassigi..


Mr. gol-dust

by Abarmard on

Your opinion is valued here but your harsh and racist comment about Iranian accents or hard working villagers is not appreciated. Please upgrade your thinking in this matter.

You should never racially profile the things you don't like.


Best way to cure your anguish!

by Ex-Arteshi (not verified) on

Just keep remembering the evil faces. Never know. You may find them outside of Iran. Hire someone to take them out.


nice story by utting true on

by babak123 (not verified) on

nice story
by utting true on the name we will belive you.
next time put a bit of action seen in it, it will make it more intersting.


SpyHater, you are one of them! Go to hell! Defending IRI?

by gol-dust on

You definitely sound of those asses! After reading this story, I come to believe how lucky I have been so far for not being called in! I have no activity outside these Iranian.com letters, but that is scary too! No wonder nobody wants to reveal their own identity!

I beleive everything this man says, since I saw one time my own brother who fought for Iran, received a notice while I was there, to appear before them. Apparently they had done this to him for years and he couldn't get a job, but never told me!

What I get pissed off more is that most of these jerks speak persian with torkish, or other daahaati accents! I am thinking who the hell are these illiterates questioning the loyalty of these tehranis who fought and died for revolution in iran and now they are being treated like spies!  WE LOVE IRAN MUCH MORE THAN THESE IDIOTS!

True, Mossad and US do this kind of stuff, but that is for traders and are almost entirely foreigners! These people are Iranians who love Iran but hate the asshole regime which is nothing but disgrace to our former proud nation! These people are not MEK! I hated what Bush did, but I could take it since I was not born here, but our own country that we love doing that to us! It is disgrace! Shame on them!

BTW: I consider Ameri a traitor! She is a pawn who is in it for her own ego! I would never support a Republican anyway!

ZENDEH BAAD IRAN! Death to IRI and Israeli regimes! Release Saberi!


Great Track,

by MiNeum71 on

I found this track just now, a live version of Dariush´s masterpiece Dast-haye To, maybe the best way to express feelings to Iran:





by Poirot on



All these "Iranian"-foreigner spies are making me mad

by SpyHater (not verified) on

The people who have citizenship from another country and go to Iran in order to either spy on the government or supposedly "report" how bad it all is over there are making it hard for the rest of us who simply want to go visit our relatives. Somebody must stop these people who have ulterior motives. Iran does NOT need foreign reporters or others pretending to be civil rights activists or some such made-up title. Please stop creating a negative image for Iran. You are not doing us any favors. Why don't you report on US torture policy instead? Why don't you ever report what Mosad is doing and why is it that Mosad is known as the most brutal secret Mafia on Earth? Why do you have to always betray your own country? Maybe the money is good? Maybe the fame is pleasing? Maybe you like to be a hero? But we are suffering because of people like Roxana. Please stop! I have no sympathy for someone selling herself and "her" country (if she really believes that) for money or fame.


what could be said!?

by me mehran (not verified) on

The current regime in Iran is savage and oppressive. Since the day they captured Iran nothing has been done but torturing and annoying a large population of Iranian. It is mainly due to their stupid believes that gives them right to do whatever it takes to establish their nonsense government. Thanks for sharing your story with us. We all are in the same boat.