March 23, 2011
Dayeh Saltaneh, Farzad Kamangar’s Mother, delivered her New Year message, which was translated by HARNA News Agency, from Kurdish to Persian, and it is as follows:
The very last Norooz that I went to visit my son in Evin prison, in hope of his release, he told me in optimism “Mother, Norooz will be the day of freedom and for sure we will celebrate our freedom.” What a misfortune that they took away my son. They took away the teacher from his students, and from a nation, humanity. But, what did they gain taking Farzad away? Didn’t they see the Kurdish Nation’s demonstration of support for Farzad and his friends by their strike in Kurdistan? I look forward to celebrating the freedom of all of our imprisoned children on such day. The day my Farzad anticipated, the day of freedom, is not far away. I am alive to see that day, and see my son’s request which was freedom and justice for all. It is necessary to send my salute and regards to all of the martyrs of freedom, and all the political prisoners, and send Farzad’s message to them “The horizon is clear.” Happy New Year to you all. Dayeh Soltan, Farzad Kamangir’s Mother.