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Iran: Political Prisoners Condemn Ahmad Montazeri’s Prison Sentence

NCRI – Some of political prisoners in Karaj’s Gohardasht Prison – West Tehran have condemned Ahmad Montazeri’s 21-year prison sentence.

The statement issued by these prisoners reads: “Mr. Ahmad Montazeri’s unjust and questionable sentence issued by the Special Clerical Court for his publishing an already revealed audio tape belonging to Ayatollah Montazeri regarding the massacre of political prisoners in the summer of 1988 is a clear injustice.”

The essay continues: “at a time when the regime’s security president Rouhani and the corrupt Minister of Justice are speaking of freedom of expression, the issuance of such a sentence is oppressive and contrary to all international legal standards.

On one hand, the sentence shows the confusion and insecurity of the whole system and on the other hand it points to regime’s fear of the new wave of disclosures and international justice seeking demands initiated by nations and natural and legal figures regarding the massacre of political prisoners in the summer of 1988. But the regime is unaware of the fact that its chances are over and it must reap what it has already sown.

Regime has no option but to accede to a series of trials regarding the tortures, executions, assassinations, behind-the-scenes crimes during the 8-year-old war (Iran-Iraq war), nuclear program, killing people in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon, thefts, corruption, billion-toman embezzlements and suspicious deaths of prisoners of conscience. And this is the history’s clear message to all the dictatorships.

Mandated by our human responsibility, we, the political prisoners, fundamentally condemn the interrogation, filing lawsuit, and issuance of such a cruel and inhumane sentence, and demand the international bodies and human rights organizations to prevent its execution.”