“Super size me,” might have been the first words on activist Turaj Zaim lips this morning: Zaim, who had been fasting to protest the incarceration of his father by Iranian authorities after his involvement in the post-election protests there last June, ended his 13 day hunger strike outside the grounds of San Francisco’s City Hall Sunday, after getting word that his father had been freed. He reportedly ended his fast with a celebratory bowl of vegetable broth.
Zaim, now 33, escaped Iran with his mother when he was child. Since then he has had only scattered communication with his father, until the recent elections when they began to communicate more frequently through email.
A celebration of Khourosh Zaim’s freedom is planned tonight at 5:30 PM in front of the Civic Center Plaza. Zaim invites one and all to attend, urging party goers to bring some azaye irani for him to nibble upon (hint, hint).