A group of political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison issued a statement condemning the 21-year jail sentence issued for Ahmad Montazeri, son of the late Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri.
“The unjustified and questionable ruling issued by the special clerics court against Mr. Ahmad Montazeri for publicizing a sound bite of Ayatollah Montazeri regarding the massacre of political prisoners back in the summer of 1988 is truly a huge crime,” the statement reads.
“At a time when Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani and his corrupt judicial minister deviously talk about freedom of speech, issuing such a criminal ruling, completely in contrast to all international legal standards, shows the completely shaky status of the mullahs’ establishment. This also reveals the regime is utterly terrified from a new wave of revelations made by various personalities regarding the summer 1988 massacre of political prisoners.
“They fail to understand that the regime has lost its opportunities. It must now face the reprimands of all the tortures, executions, terror attacks, unknown crimes of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, the nuclear program, massacring people in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon, all the plundering, corruptions and embezzlements in the billions, and suspiciously murdering political prisoners. This is what history has in store for all dictators.
“We political prisoners, based on our duty, condemn the interrogations, bogus charges, prosecution and issuing such an inhumane ruling. We call on international and human rights organizations to prevent the implementation of such a ruling.”