Opinion Europe Must Stand in Solidarity with Iranian Protesters

The fate of today's Iranian protest movement is impossible to predict. Its relationship to the state and religion differs from the movement that led to communism's collapse in Eastern Europe, but Europeans must take their own history seriously and show their solidarity with the protesters.
Von Claus Christian Malzahn
A protester gestures during a demonstration against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad around Haft-e Tir square in Tehran on Thursday.

A protester gestures during a demonstration against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad around Haft-e Tir square in Tehran on Thursday.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.
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