As Iran gears up for a presidential election in June, the conditions in which prisoners of conscience are held in some of the country’s most notorious prisons have worsened. Here are some of the activists, students, journalists, women’s rights campaigners, lawyers, artists, former politicians and members of Iran’s religious and ethnic minorities who have been jailed or convicted in recent years
Trying to wrap my head around how IRI cheerleader, Hooman Majd, in his Foreign Affairs article manages to argue that this is an electoral process in which a sizable majority of Iranians still have faith. Here’s how he conclude his ridiculous article:
In short, it would be presumptuous to think of the election as simply a rubber stamp for the authority of the supreme leader and the Revolutionary Guards. Iranians appreciate that there is a world of difference in politics between bad and worse. Even if they feel like holding their noses as they cast a ballot, they will, in all probability, still go to the polls.