Yashar Khameneh machte vor einem Jahr während eines Studienaufenthalts in Holland auf einer Facebook-Seite Späße über einen von den Schiiten verehrten Imam, jetzt wurde sein Vater dafür im Iran ins Gefängnis gesteckt:
How many young people have gotten in trouble for something they’ve posted on Facebook? Maybe a party picture or an offensive comment compromised their chances at a job.
But a 25-year-old Iranian says his Facebook activity has led to his father’s detention in a notorious prison in Tehran. And now he’s struggling to find a way to free him.
„I want my family to forgive me,“ Yashar Khameneh said. „But I believe what I believe in.“
„From the beginning, I knew that it could be dangerous, but the thing is this: Taboos should be broken,“ he said. „I knew that it could be sensitive (for) Muslims and Iranians worldwide, but here in Europe, jokes are made — jokes of Jewish stories or Christian — and nobody is threatened or killed. This is how it should be.“