Statement on Iranian Officials Denial of Political Prisoners

Jul 12, 20120 comments

United States (12 July 2012) – The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has issued a statement calling on Iranian officials to “cease spreading lies and disinformation about the existence of political prisoners.” Citing Javad Larijani’s recent remarks during an interview with the Iranian Student News Agency that “there are no political prisoners inside the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the report reveals the gravity of Larijani’s fiction by appealing to the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In addition, the statement includes mention of Larijani’s historical use of falsehoods and responses from the family members of seven political prisoners. Read the Complete Statement here>>>