Red Lion & Sun


1949, Iran
Red Lion and Sun Society

The Red Lion and Sun Society in Iran was started in the early 1920’s and joined to the International Red Cross movement shortly after. Without searching the activities of Red Cross and Red Crescent, I was not aware that this stamp is about humanitarian activities… it looks rather like a coat of arms of the country (and it was) – but if you read Persian writing, it must be obvious (under lion in decorative bracket).

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe‘s interview on the BBC revealed that current human rights in Iran is sadly bad under Revolution Army – many innocent people are in prisons, forced by political strategies. I guess the Red Lion on this stamp is not as proud as it looks…



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