“Everyone here is terrorized, including the security forces… I am a member of several WhatsApp groups with the loyalists, i.e. pro- Iran political parties and armed militias. I have personally witnessed the extent of incitement against activists engaged in local protest movements … ”
“My daughter and I live together happily and freely thousands of miles away from Iran. As for Mansouri, he was also thousands of miles away from Iran, but he died alone, miserable and humiliated. This does not mean that I am satisfied with the way his life ended, for I would have preferred to see him subjected to a fair trial, with me as a witness”.
Abd Al-Malek was one of the protesters who were killed by security forces using hunting weapons, but they couldn’t kill his beautiful voice and memories with his family and friends who are still holding on to videos that capture the moments of joy and sorrow he’d express in his singing.