Dinner at the parents’ house

One night in Teheran we were invited by Farahmand’s parents to their place, together with Forough and Sadraa. Of course, food was extremely delicious. The mother had prepared yummy dishes: soups, salads, meat with vegetables, rice (white and yellow), and many more!
A part from the food, it probably was the most moving moment of the trip. We brought Farahmand’s greetings to his parents and his sister, whom he was not being allowed to see for many years, and we told them about their son’s and brother’s life in Torino. At one point everyone was crying.
The regime can persecute people fighting for freedom, torturing them in prison or sending them away. But they can not prevent freedom ideas from spreading, and people from talking (and becoming aware). And that dinner was a proof of that. Thanks to the dramatic and courageous choice of Farahmand.

Francesco
Re-blogged from: viaggio in Iran

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