The Real Saideh Pouraqayi

Sepideh Puraqayi

Sepideh Puraqayi

The search for the real Saideh Puraqayi begins with the Democratic Party of Iran. According to the Wikipedia article on it, it was founded in 2004 by a group of student and political activists. Its general secretary was Abbas Khorsandi, who was sentenced to eight years in prison in September 2007 and its spokesman was Qasem Shirzadian aka Kaveh Shirzad. One of the party activists was Sepideh Puraqayi, the sister of our Saideh Puraqayi. That’s right. Contrary to what the Green Wave for Freedom said in its communiques, Saideh had a brother and a sister born to a first wife of their father.

The Taraneh Mousavi rumor-mongers were faced with inventing a victim out of thin air. The Saideh Puraqayi rumor-mongers were faced with the more daunting task of reinventing a victim who already existed.

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6 Responses to “The Real Saideh Pouraqayi”

  1. Azar says:

    You are such a creep and an idiot. If her sister was Sepideh Pouraghayi who herself is an activist, would she not have broken the news herself after all this time?? What exactly are you trying to achieve?

    • admin says:

      Things must be slow for the rumor-mongers in Amsterdam. Radio Zamaneh is boycotting their lies. What a shame.
      And now Mehdi Karroubi has revealed that the Saideh Puraqayi story as posed by the rumor-mongers is false. What a run of bad luck.
      As for Sepideh, I don’t know her and I don’t know why she would or would not say anything or nothing. Maybe it was because she was in a state of grief and mourning. Her comrades were clear enough in denouncing the liars. But if you’d bothered to read my blog, you would see that she exists (there are old blog posts attesting to this) and her comrades have attested that Saideh was her sister. You are calling some pretty serious democracy and human rights activists creeps and idiots–people who have stayed in Iran after suffering decades of prison and torture.
      As for what I’m trying to achieve, I want the reformists to not discredit themselves by falling into this trap. You can see how this rumor caused Mehdi Karroubi to publicly embarrass himself by being forced to retract an accusation. Moreover, these lurid and ridiculous stories, shot through with obvious lies and contradictions, as I’ve documented, discredit the opposition in the eyes of honest people.
      As for being a creep and an idiot, *I* am not the one coming up with these creepy and idiotic rape and torture fantasies…

  2. naj says:


    I am trying to “read and learn”, but it seems you are providing less than thin water yourself 😉

    I hope you can provide evidence more concrete than those provided by IRIB in categorization of rumor and fact.

    • admin says:

      Aww Naj, you’re being a tad hard on me. Well, fair enough, I was a real snot to you.
      But seriously, the vast majority of my sources are secularist. How can you say I’m leaning on Seda o Sima?
      Anyway, thanks for dropping by. Feel free to pester me just as I’ve been a pest to you!

  3. Ali says:

    Thanks a lot for your precious effort.

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