Their Lives Were Saved By a Hashtag: How Online Activists Stopped Three Executions in Iran

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July 21, 2020 Topic: Security Region: Middle East Blog Brand: Middle East Watch Tags: IranActivistsPrisonTwitterExecution

Their Lives Were Saved By a Hashtag: How Online Activists Stopped Three Executions in Iran

Could this be the seeds of a new Iranian liberal movement?

“Be our voice so that we can hear our mother’s voice,” Kiana said. 

“It’s been a long time since we’ve heard her,” added Ali. 

Within hours, the video had thousands of retweets. 

Matthew Petti is a national security reporter at the National Interest. Follow him on Twitter: @matthew_petti

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