Contribution of thousands of Iranians from Iran and around the world to Simay-e-Azadi (Iran National Television)
Twenty-first fundraising telethon of Simay-e-Azadi, Iran National Television, turned to a manifestation of national will and solidarity in support of the Iranian Resistance, disgust toward the religious fascism ruling Iran in its totality and the demand for changing this regime and the establishment of freedom and democracy.
In this program that continued for 40 hours from January 13 to 15, thousands of Iranians from various backgrounds from Iran and across the world declared their support for this TV network. In this program, along with direct connection via 84 telephone lines, continuous flow of communications and outreach from Iran on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and telegrams, on several hashtags such as "Free Iran", "Telethon", "Hamyari" and "SimayAadi" was established. In this fundraising, total commitment and contributions amounted to 22,367,869,099 tomans, equivalent to $5,650,207.
Contributors in this fundraising praised Simay-e-Azadi for being "the voice of the voiceless" and its irreplaceable role in delivering news of protest and resistance within the country and breaking the wall of repression, exposing the catastrophic situation of human rights in Iran, expressing pains and problems of deprived classes and unbearable lives of grave sleepers and street kids, spread of social anomalies including addiction, prostitution, trafficking of Iranian women and children, institutionalized repression and discrimination against women and widespread suppression of students and youths who are the nightmare for this inhumane and anti-Iranian regime, suppression of ethnic and religious minorities as well as unique programs in exposing the clerical regime’s efforts in spread of missile programs and its devastating meddling and export of terrorism around the world and specifically in the Middle East.
Some Iranians inside the country delivered their contributions to Simay-e-Azadi through their relatives and friends abroad. Passionate calls of the Iranian youth and their contributions despite their financial limitation, and calls of the families of martyrs of the resistance and survivors of the massacre of 88 and their support for justice movement for this massacre, financial support of a number of political prisoners who offered their support and contributions to Simay-e-Azadi despite all the pressures and torture and deprivation from the most basic human rights, as well as support for hunger striking political prisoners and praising the resistance of prisoners, were among the interesting parts of the twenty-first fundraising for Simay-e-Azadi.
In many calls, contributors to Simay-e-Azadi reminded the crises of the final stage of the clerical regime, lethal effects of nuclear “chalice of poison” and failure of JCPOA, consequences of Rafsanjani’s death and losing the internal balance of the clerical regime, and stressed on the sensitivity of the situation and heavy responsibilities and duties of all forces and supporters of the Resistance and those yearning for Iran freedom.
This program was supported by many European MPs and representatives and the Arab world personalities, and many Syrian fighters, despite their own pains and difficulties, supported fundraising efforts of Simay-e-Azadi and continuation of its programs.
Fearful of the enlightening role of Simay-e-Azadi, the clerical regime uses all its efforts to disrupt Simay-e-Azadi and seeks to turn it off by arrest, imprisonment and execution of contributors as well as nonstop noise diffusion and removing satellite receivers. However, Iranians inside and outside Iran, countering the clerical regime and in order to foil its suppressive measures on the one hand and trying to promote and expand this TV program on the other, have turned the support for this media to a symbol of solidarity, and with their active participation help this TV to continue its broadcasts and to expand and promote its programs.