Free Iran’s Political Prisoners
July 12, 2018–During a speech in March 2018, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed that no one in Iran is imprisoned for their thoughts, expressions, or personal choices.
That’s not true. The Islamic Republic of Iran has hundreds of political prisoners including human rights lawyers, activists, and ethnic and religious minorities. CHRI has released a new video that takes a look at some of the most well-known cases of people being imprisoned in Iran for their peaceful actions.
Consider these cases when you read Khamenei’s full quote:
“Some unfair individuals take advantage of free speech and say that there is no freedom in the country, and foreigners repeat this propaganda, while in the country there is freedom of thought, freedom of speech and freedom of choice. Today, no one under the Islamic Republic is pursued or put under pressure for being opposed to the government in their thoughts or views, and there is no intention to do this.” – Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, March 2018