“Yes I Can”: Persecution and Pursuit

In 2003 Nik Kowsar had to flee his country – Iran – after life there, for him, became unbearable. 3 years earlier, a cartoon he drew, had an implied remark on a Muslim cleric. He was put in jail.

Although he was released 6 days after his imprisonment – he had to choose between life under the IRGC’s boot – or life in exile. Nik is a clear and a loud voice against the Islamic Republic’s water sector (mis)management.

The water challenges Iranians face is something that is quite lost amid the constant chatter about the sanctions imposed on Iran. It is expected that Iran will go thirsty very soon – unless changes to the current system will be implemented. This is the change that Nik Kowsar is pursuing.

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Music credits

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“Dewdrop Fantasy” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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“Evening Melodrama” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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“Scheming Weasel (faster version)” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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“Winner Winner!” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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“Dreamer” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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