Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Iran's Young Poetess to Face Trial

Islamic Republic's intelligence ministry have filed a case against Hila Sedighi, Iran's young and beautiful poetess whose passionate political poetry recitals have stirred the deepest emotions amongst Iranians.

Hila Sedighi, a pro-Moussavi campaigner in the elections, has been interrogated for up to 10 to 11 hours a day in the last three months, on an almost daily basis.

Security agents have raided her house and took away her personal belongings and she now awaits her trial. Hila has responded by saying she will not accept any charges made against her and she has always acted within the framework of the country's laws.

Hila's video clips of her poetry recitals on youtube and facebook have received hits well above 100,000.

Below is one on youtube with subtitles (not a good translation)

and another one of her masterpieces which I have tried to translate myself

My Homeland,
The Magical Land
The Heart of the Middle East
Your Name, Your History and Your Men are Immortal
I am an Iranian woman, Iranian just like you
I am patient and I am proud too
I am your daughter
I am an Iranian woman like Shirin
Tahmineh's sister and in the same stories from Parvin and Pouran
I am an Iranian woman, a civilised person
I am a Daughter of Persia
and I roar like the sea
I am the Gulf, the Forever Persian Gulf
I am an Iranian woman
I have a spring full of grace
Like the water behind the Sivand Dam
I have as much tears behind my eyes
I am an Iranian woman
I mould you with the blocks of my soul
I raise and hold up your crown
With pillars made of my bones
I am an Iranian woman
Iranian like you
I am patient and I am proud too
I am your daughter 


Neda Mehregan said...

She is a talented and passionate poet. What is she being tried for? Writing poetry??!

The Islamic Republic doesn't like her patriotic poetry. We all know that the shame faced government locks up journalists, university lecturers, human rights activists, lawyers, film producers and now poets. They are afraid of their own shadow.

All the signs point to the beginning of the end for the treacherous murderers.

Waybec said...

This truly is shocking and disgusting news Potkin.! I am appalled! Words cannot describe how I feel if Hila Sedighi is now the victim of neanderthal thugs! I am just a simple man, but shame. SHAME on all those who stil continue to support the Khamnenei black shirts of absolute greed, corruption and evil. In the sight of ANY God, all supporters of the current IRI regime are just the lothesome wretched low life of Satan! Hila Sedighi is undoubtedly beautiful, but she also has a beautiful soul expressed in her poetry. Thereby anyone - ANYONE who supports her persecution will go TO HELL! So come on - artists, poets, academics, lovers of the real truth and freedom within Iran - defile - decry - and FINALLY DEFY the black cancerous reign of the Khamenei/Ahmandinejad devil's alliance. It is beyond the pall when they line up Hila Sedighi for trail! And anyone who agrees with this, REALLY MUST be the most dispicable traitors to any sort of proper ethics and morals! Now more than ever the scum despots of the Islamic Republic must be removed. So come on - apologists, sycophants, paid off thugs of Khamenei's billionaire luxury. Let's hear you defend THIS eh???This monstrous Stalinistic action? I just say Viva Hilga. And Viva the ultimate freedom of Iran! I don't know what I can do to save Hilga from such twisted theocratic tyranny, but by Christ, I will make noises and do whatever I can. THerefore I also suggest all Decent human beings around the world do the same! This is an absolute obscenity!