Friday, June 21, 2013

Gissou Nia Asks for Release of Iranian Political Prisoners, HPers Blame Israel

Here'a small insight into the way the Huffington Post operate. Blogger Gissou Nia wrote an article hoping that since the Iranian regime has a new President, he might make headway on releasing Iranian political prisoners.
"The call to free political prisoners in Iran was a prominent theme in the lead up to the presidential vote on June 14. At rallies and gatherings in support of the moderate candidate and now president-elect, Hassan Rouhani, crowds in the cities of Mashhad and Tehran and in Mazandaran province chanted for the freedom of political prisoners in Iran and the release of the reformist opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard, who have been under house arrest since February 2011. 
While Rouhani stopped short of making an express promise to release Iran's political prisoners, he did voice his hopes that circumstances would change so that prisoners of conscience could be freed in the future. At a campaign speech at the University of Tehran, he noted his leading role in ending the house arrest of Ayatollah Montazeri, a reformist and dissident cleric, and claimed he intended to do the same for Mousavi and Karroubi."
Sounds good, right? Oh, except this is the Huffington Post so no one actually cares about the Iranian people. Right now there are all of two comments on this article one of which is a long anti-Israel and borderline anti-Semitic rant:

How typical.

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