The People of Saveh Welcomed the Political Prisoner

Compiled by: Islamic Revolution Website
Translated by: Fazel Shirzad


Almost at the end of November or the beginning of December (1978), all the prisoners were released. Of course, it was not in this way that the regime released the prisoners, but the people released all the prisoners. I was among those who were released in those days.

When I was released from prison, the people of Saveh asked me to travel to this city, and a few days after my release, I chose a special day and went to Saveh. People enthusiastically came to welcome me with hundreds of vehicles up to ten, fifteen kilometers away from Tehran's Saveh road to take me to Saveh. There, while no prisoner who was freed from prison, was welcomed like this. This invitation was made by different cultural and spiritual strata of Saveh. Among them, Mr. Yaqubzadeh and Mr. Haj Hossein Naji, one of the religious scholars of Saveh, and Mr. Ghorbani, one of the clerics of Saveh, and Mr. Haj Khodam, and a person named Ahmadi - known as Sheikh Abdul Nabi- who came to Saveh from Aliabad Katul and used to preach and was able to guide the youth.

The reception of the crowd was so great that my speech was held in the city sports hall and I spoke to the people in this hall, the subject of my speech was about the issues of the day and the martyrs who were martyred in 1977 and 1978 and also in relation to the duty and responsibility that People should have and obey the leadership and I expressed some things.

After this speech, whenever I went to Saveh and participated in the meetings held by the people, I explained to them the positions of the groups who considered themselves the guardians of the revolution and wanted to exploit and abuse the popular uprising - left and right groups, especially the People's Mojahedin Organization.

It should be noted that in those days, people did not pay attention to the left groups (masses and devotees of the people), because they openly and publicly said that they were Marxists, so people did not trust them.[1]



[1] Abbas Panahi, Memoirs of Hojjat-ul-Islam Mohadi Savji (R.A), second chapter, 2002, Islamic Revolution Documentation Center Publications, pp. 225-226.


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