Fatemeh Haghighatjou resigned from the Iranian Parliament yesterday
February 24, 2004 12:39 PM   Subscribe

Fatemeh Haghighatjou resigned from the Iranian Parliament yesterday. Despite being religious, she was one of the bravest MPs who challenged and criticized the hardliners and especially the Supreme Leader, Khamenei. (More pictures form the parliament on the same day: page one, page two, page three, page four, page five) The mobile picture is taken on the last day of her job at the parliament, by Mohammadali Abtahi, a vice-president of Iran--and a blogger. (His photos are much better than his writings, though.)
posted by hoder (5 comments total)
What a great concept. This woman seems pretty remarkable. NIce mobile phone photo.
posted by mert at 3:33 PM on February 24, 2004

Great post. Thanks for keeping us updated on the situation.
posted by languagehat at 4:47 PM on February 24, 2004

Hoder, any predictions / speculations on what will happen now? With the conservatives having taken most of the power due to rigged elections set up, do you think there is a chance for democratic reforms, or these will now only come through a popular revolt?
posted by bokononito at 8:51 AM on February 25, 2004

Pauk, we still have to wait. But the bottom line is that the economy which was taken hostage by the hardliners will be free again and it definitely brings major changes in terms of individual freedoms and foreign policy. But I don't think they'll allow the reformists to have any major medium to communicate with the masses.
posted by hoder at 12:31 AM on February 26, 2004

hoder, what do you mean by "economy ... will be free again"? were reformists put in charge of the economy more than before? (feeling quite ignorant)
posted by bokononito at 3:48 PM on February 27, 2004

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