Ali Shakoori-Raad, senior member of the central council of Participation Front (reformist), who was arrested few days ago by security forces in a short note that he wrote just before his arrest emphasized that he firmly stands by his beliefs and reformist ideas and asked his family to stay strong and patient and ignore the advice of government authorities who would demand them to stay silent.
In part of his note Ali Shakoori-Raad stated: “I have done no crime that would be a reason for my arrest therefore my arrest will be illegal and I will not cooperate with those who arrested me and will not give in to interrogations.”
He added: “I will not trust my interrogators and will not negotiate with them; if anything regarding this would be quoted on my behalf is not true and even if myself say something from prison which would indicate that I have agreed and cooperated with my interrogators, just ignore it.”
Shakoori-Raad in his note stressed: “My beliefs, opinions and views are those that I have always said till now and wrote in my personal blog and I stand by them and defend them.”
Ali Shakoori-Raad address to his family and friends wrote: “It is obvious that those who would arrest me will seek goals that cannot be achieved with mine and my family’s resistance, therefore I foresee they will impose pressure on me and my family. I wish that God blesses me and my family, especially my mother, wife and children, to be patient and strong.”
He also advised his family to use any legal opportunity to defend his rights and don’t listen to those who would advise them to stay silent for his sake but he also warned them not to keep their hopes high based on the promises which might be made by authorities.
At the end once again this senior member of the Participation Front emphasized: “I have trust in the faith and honesty of the Green leaders. I see such purity in Mir Hossein Mousavi that prevents me from having slightest doubts in the path that I have chosen. I have not seen anything but caring for the nation and country from Mir Hossein Mousavi; I see God’s hand with him and I believe in triumph of this path.”