… wasn’t this pretty.
The Music Club at Sharif University held their annual concert in the days leading to the Iranian New Year – mid March. This concert was held with complete approval from authorities, and near the end, the students read a poem dedicated to their friends and classmates who are currently in prison.
… They opened the doors to the club’s office after the new year holidays to find their office in shambles, and all their instruments broken.
Knowing how underfunded university clubs are in Iran, seeing these instruments like this is even more heartbreaking.
Now, I have a question: I didn’t go to Sharif University – although I have many friends who did – and I myself did go to a public university in Iran. We had so called “Basij” groups, dedicated followers of the “Agha” (supreme leader) and strongly anti-reformist, anti-change. But these kids, for all their weird (to me) political opinions, would never, EVER touch or abuse anyone. They were good kids, nice, young, innocent … like most other 18, 19, 20 year olds. So I can’t help but wonder who is really responsible for this …