I have decided not to eat the whole day. I have never done this, and I want to see how it feels to be on hunger strike for one day. Only water and tea. No sugar, no milk, no juice, nothing other than that.
I don't think we understand the strength of this brave woman before we actually try to do this ourselves. Imagine, she has been on hunger strike since October 17th, 2012. Her only demand is to be treated humanely and respectfully by the thugs of Islamic Republic.
This is my simple act of solidarity with Nasrin Sotoudeh.
"If I am not allowed to defend my clients, I would rather get hanged right next to them." ~Nasrin Sotoudeh, Iranian prisoner of conscience, human rights lawyer, woman's rights defender, on hunger strike since October 17 for her rights as a mother, wife and sister for family visitations. Another proud face of Iran's civil society which no chains can restrain and no dungeon can silence! http://www.facebook.com/NasrinSotoudeh http://www.amnesty.ie/news/hunger-strike-fears-nasrin-sotoudeh
More links: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE13/067/2012/en/d73c6c17-b9ba-46ed-8662-613030d5fbd3/mde130672012en.html http://www.facebook.com/NasrinSotoudeh http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrin_Sotoudeh http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/global-issues/human-rights/events-2128/other-events-6494/article/sakharov-prize-awarded-to-nasrin http://persianbanoo.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/on-hunger-strike-incarcerated-attorney-nasrin-sotoudeh-has-been-banned-from-visits-for-three-weeks/
Pretty inspring stuff. I have fasted for a day (or two days) many times, and it's definitely not a comfortable thing.
Sending you my support! I have always appreciated the holiday Ramadan for this reason-to live in solidarity with those who go hungry in the world. Sending you and Nasrin strength from this side of the world. Thank you for sharing as I was unaware of her protest and plight. If I were not 4 months pregnant, I would join you in solidarity! :)
Thanks folks, the night is up and I am going to sleep. This was definitely a great experience, knowing how hard it is, I now have much more respect for Mrs. Sotoudeh. She is an extra ordinary woman who is not afraid of standing against the tyrants of the Islamic republic.
Good for you! There's a new trend btw: intermitting fasting, where you fast on a regular basis, like our predecestors always did, when there was no food available. Not such a bad idea!