My "BBC Outside Source" Talking Points: Iran is Ripe for a New Revolution
After The Iranian Revolution of 1979, The new religious and theocratic Government put all the emphasis on Islam and declared that those who consider themselves Nationalists are traitors to Islam (The Same way that Islamists say that there is Death for Murtad/Apostates). Following this ideology, The Islamist government tried to eliminate any group, party or individuals who was considered a threat to Islamic Government.
My grandfather told the representative of the government that he could not go around and kill his people and that as a commander of The Nationalist Resistance Freedom Fighters (NRFF) he and his groups were trained to resist against our northern enemy of the time, The Soviet Union (Russians) and that we would fight the Communist Russians if they try to invade Mazandaran, but we could not kill our own brothers.
The representative of Islamic Government, then, told my grandfather, that “Mr. Jaffar Khan” you have two choices. Either you are with us or against us. Decide fast, we will get back with you later. By the way the Representative of the Government brought a big truck loaded with arms and ammunitions as well as a very large suitcase full of money to give to my grandfather which he did not accept.
They tortured and killed my younger uncle Shoja Khan and the nature of the torture was in a way that they did not want my grand-father and grand-mother see my uncle’s body. They buried him in the grave and only provided the grave number to my grand-parents. After torturing my grandfather and older uncle Esfandiar for almost six years, they released them from the political prison almost half dead.
The Present Time...2018