On December 15, Yale Medical School faculty members stood blindfolded and exaggerated the story of a doctor who was believed to have been executed for participating in anti-government protests.
Nine Yale University School of Medicine faculty and staff gathered blindfolded in Cedar Street on December 15 to spread awareness of the Iranian government’s violence. This includes the torture of his 54-year-old radiologist, Hamid Galle, who was prosecuted in Iran. Killed the militia he was trying to help.
Galle Hasanlow and his wife, Farzaneh, attended a 40-day memorial service for the death of Hadith Najafi, a 23-year-old woman who was shot in the face, neck and chest during a protest. As he stopped to walk to the graveyard, he saw a Muslim soldier, later a mullah (a member of the Islamic clergy), being beaten by a crowd. Ghare-Hasanlou stopped to check Mullah’s pulse before calling an ambulance. The mullahs survived, but the militia did not.
At 2 a.m. the next day, militiamen broke into Ghare-Hasanlou’s house, beat him in front of his daughter, and accused him of killing the militiamen.he and his wife at the time imprisoned and tortured until she confesses that he kicked a militiaman once. His wife later rejected her confession, which she explained was obtained through torture.
Ghare-Hasanlou said he had been sentenced to death for “waging war against God” when he awoke from a third operation to save him from life-threatening injuries sustained during torture. I knew. His wife spent her 25 years in solitary confinement.
“I’m Anahita, and today I’m Dr. Hamid,” said Anahita Rabie, a clinical fellow at the Yale School of Medicine, wearing a black blindfold. “Don’t kill me for trying to save my life.”
Rabiee, like other speakers at the event, drew attention to the unusually quick trial of Iranian protesters, noting that multiple people could be tried at once without lawyers. Blindfolds that attendees can wear themselves speak to the nature of the execution. The sentenced person was traditionally blindfolded and then walked towards the hanging crane.
Yaus Safavi, a psychiatric resident at Yale University, said at the protest that hanging was not only a slow and unbearable way to die, but also symbolized the deprivation of the ability to speak.
“largely [every Iranian] I have family members and friends who have been tortured, imprisoned or executed,” she added.
With Susan Kashaf, Associate Professor of Medicine, Safavi read the poem from the perspective of someone who had just heard “a mother’s excruciating screams” as her young son was hanged in public.
The poem denounces hanging as the most premeditated form of murder, and concludes, “A mother who has lost her son will cry louder than ever.”
“She never forgets and never forgives,” Safavi said. “Do not know [this woman], but she’s pretty sure he tickled when he was a toddler, fed him everything on his plate, worried him whenever he had a fever, and wore a scarf around his neck when he went out to play in the cold. ”
According to Kashaf, the punishment for aiding protesters goes beyond just doctors trying to do their jobs. In early December, actress Taranee Aridosti was detained on her Instagram page for expressing her solidarity with protesters, saying she did not wear a hijab and posted a piece of paper reading “Women, Life, Freedom.” I posted a picture of myself.
Kashaf encourages all members of the Yale community, especially non-Iranian Americans, to join an online movement to spread the Iranian story because Iranians have lost their voices, both physically and in the media. because At the end of the event, she asked volunteers to stand with the speaker and record a short video. Please don’t kill me trying to save a life. The clip was later put together into a video and posted to Instagram @Iranian1000stories — A group of Iranian-American doctors from the Diaspora.
“[Outside support] Even deep inside a prison cell, the pain and suffering of the Iranian people feels invisible and unforgotten,” Safabi said.
On the issue of “all exposure serves a great cause,” Kashaf said concerns over performative activism in foreign countries had lost relevance. She said social media could revolutionize Iranians who are currently not speaking out, and that non-Iranian Americans could use it to ease the pressure on Iranian Americans to endanger their families and travel plans. I emphasized that it is an initiative that Americans can participate in. Iran when they speak.
On December 15, the same day as the Yale School of Medicine, faculty at the University of Los Angeles issued a similar call to action. Stanford University also followed him on December 16th.
“We are hungry for proper and accurate [and] Fair coverage by the media, so to be honest, I am grateful and touched whenever a friend posts something that reminds the world of the horrors happening in Iran.
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