Thursday, June 07, 2007

Democracy And Security Conference in Prague

Dissidents from past and present from different parts of the world as well as academics and politicians have gathered in Prague, to discuss some of the questions on security and democracy in today's world.

Siavash Fakhravar, seated second from right in the photograph, is also one of the panelists and I believe he spoke yesterday.

Aliaksandr Milinkevich is the Belarus dissident I had not known about before. Having done some google search about him, he comes across as an impressive person. Milinkevich is 59 years old, studied physics and mathematics in France, Germany and the US. He was deputy mayor of his home town Hrodna in the early nineties. The Sakharov Prize, the prize for freedom of thought (again something I hear about for the first time) , was awarded to him last year by the European Parliament.

Also amongst the participants is of course one of my favourite characters, the former Czech dissident and president, Vaclav Havel.

Here is the statement by Reza Pahlavi for the conference:
http://www.rezapahlavi.org/speeches/?english&id=108

9 comments:

Pasha said...

Shahzade Reza PAHLAVI is the leader of our struggle against the evil autocracy called the Islamic Republic.

Alexander said...

Added a link to you on StopAhmadinejad.com.

cheers,

Alexander

Azarmehr said...

Thanks Alexander but no thanks. I dont want to have anything to do with "S.O.S Iran"! I think these kind of bogus organisations only make a joke of Iranian opposition.

Winston said...

it was a great conference... I talked to Fakhravar right before his departure to Prague. I wrote a piece for his bulletin too

Bardia said...

yes, we need the strong and serious movement to reach democracy in Iran.

Winston said...

tell us more about Paris meeting

Hanif Leylabi said...

lol, this monkey Pahlavi states very matter of factly that Iran is developing nuclear weapons!

Thanks God you Monarchisst are a small, regressive, minority.

Azarmehr said...

Hanif when it comes to being a small minority I think you and the SWP get the top trophy :)

Bardia said...

آیت الله فاضل لنکرانی نیز به دیار باقی شتافت.