Iran Arrests “Mournful Mothers”

Iran under the regime of President Ahmadinejad and the Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has become a nation filled with sorrow and regret. Each Saturday afternoon for the past few months a group of mothers gather in Laleh Park in Tehran, they are dressed in black, and they share sorrow with other women about the disappearance of their children. They are mothers of young men and women who were arrested by Iranian security forces because they stood up for freedom and protested the stolen June election for the presidency. Their somber attire is symbolic of the dark dungeons into which their children have been thrown by so-called “religious leaders.”

As they sit and talk quietly, police observe them until finally a signal is given and they move in to arrest the mothers. This past weekend they arrested 30 and took them to police headquarters. They eventually will be released and go back home. But, next Saturday, they will be in Laleh park.