Most Honorable One: The Story of Jamaloddin Khanjani

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May 14 marks 7 years in prison for the 7 Baha’i leaders in Iran. In honor of these prisoners of conscience, a campaign #7Bahais7yearsis telling their stories. You can read profiles of the seven leaders here. And you can read the full Twitter story of Jamaloddin Khanjani below…

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What is written on the walls of the heart of a prisoner of conscience? Let’s imagine…

My name is Jamaloddin Khanjani and I’ve been in jail 7 years for being a Baha’i.

I could tell you many tales of these endless, imprisoned days and nights, but one memory haunts me…

Many young people wonder about true love. Well, I can tell you: it’s real. My wife, Ashraf, was my heart’s best friend.

We had hoped to spend our old age together, every day full of happy chaos, secret jokes, delicious food, and grandbabies…

We had lost everything during the Revolution, but we still…

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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