Two days after the announcement by Tehran Prosecutor-General Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi that 70 political prisoners would be released by Saturday evening, the number of those who have been set free is still much lower. In addition, as reported by Tehran Bureau, no well-known political figures or journalists are among those that have been or are scheduled to be released.
Iranian Opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi is in grave danger of physical and psychological harm, as news of his complete isolation for the past 42 days emerged today, said the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Those who have sold their advocacy for big bucks deserve shame; those who have done so for a meal or two maybe deserve our pity. Those who have gotten mixed up in the campaign through a crude belief that Iran is an enemy and the enemy of my enemy is my friend need to realize that being an enemy's enemy does not make one a friend.
August 30, 2011