Iran:Calls to Execute the Father of Animation in Iran

According to Azarmehr, Baseej pressure groups have called for the 70 year old Nooredin Zarrin-kelk , the father of animation in Iran, to be executed.
Zarrin-kelk is accused of having ridiculed a female student's chador, the head to toe Islamic cover, after she drew an angel with no hair. The incident led to organised protests by state backed fundamentalist Baseej students, who once again exploited the situation in favour of their recent demand for a second “cultural revolution”.

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  • […] “Just a few months ago President Ahmadinejad was booed and his picture was burned by angry students here while he was making an address on the occasion of the Students Day. Hardliners have since been awaiting a chance to retaliate. The university chancellor is an Ahmadinejad man, he is just applying the government policies in the university and giving every support to hard line militia students,” one anonymous student told the paper. It may sound a little paranoid, but given the political culture in the country and the fact that hardline students have posted pictures of the 70-year old ‘father of Iranian animation’, Nooredin Zarrin-kelk, alongside death threats to him it is sadly all too plausible. Discredit your opponents, provide an excuse to act against them, find evidence or make it if you can’t find it – a disgusting and manipulative method of control and, regrettably not a dirty trick practised only in Iran. […]

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