September 20, 2018

WEBCAST: Iranian American activists speak out against Iran’s brutal regime

On January 7th nearly 6,000 Iranian Americans in the Southern California area poured in the streets of Westwood Village to voice their support for Iran’s protestors. Amidst this special rally, I had the unique opportunity to chat with three of the Iranian activists on hand about their feelings regarding the recent calls for regime change in Iran and why L.A. area Iranian Americans are standing with their protesting compatriots in Iran.  The following are just brief clips of the rally I captured while reporting on this important local story…

 

 

My interview with Iranian Jewish activist Frank Nikbakht who discusses the status of religious minorities living in Iran during the recent outbreak of protests in that country…

 

Roozbeh Farahanipour is the founder of the Iranian opposition group “Marze Por Gohar” who in 1999 began a peaceful student protest movement in Iran against the Iranian regime. His voice and those of his movement were quickly shut down when he was arrested, imprisoned and nearly tortured to death. Miraculously he was aided in his escape from Iran, came to the U.S. and continued his group’s efforts to bring about regime change in Iran. The following are just brief conversations I had with Farahanipour in both English and Farsi about the latest rally in L.A. against the Iranian regime…

 

 

My interview with Iranian American activist Roxanne Ganji on why Iranian Americans came out in mass at the L.A. rally against the Iranian regime…