Roqe Ep#253 - 43 Days on Hunger Strike - Vahid Beheshti, Mehrdad Ahmadpour
A new edition of Roqe featuring a special long-form interview with Iranian-British journalist and human rights activist, Vahid Beheshti, live via zoom from London where he has been on a hunger strike for over 6 weeks. Mr. Beheshti joins Jian from the street outside the UK foreign office - where he has camped out for 43 consecutive days - to discuss how his hunger strike came about, his past encounters with the IRGC prior to fleeing Iran, his work as a human rights activist, and his simple goal to have the UK government list the IRGC as a terrorist organization. Later, documentarian Mehrdad Ahmadpour joins Jian live in the Roqe Studio to discuss the very sad loss of popular and acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Kiumars Pourahmad. Plus, Pegah joins for a Roqe Roundup to discuss the latest protests in Iran and a new normalization with Saudi Arabia and the IRI.
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