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Zahra Rahnavard says Iranian government acting worse than Saddam

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Zahra Rahnavard ,wife of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, said today that while the Iranian government condemns Saddam Hussein, the former president of Iraq, "it treats people worse than Saddam."

Zahra Rahnavard

At the threshold of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Iran/Iraq eight-year war POWs , Zahra Rahnavard said: "The current oppressive Islamic Republic government should repent and stop oppressing people," Kaleme website reports.

Rahanvard told the released POWs: "While you were imprisoned during the war, did you ever imagine that you would have to face the entrapment and imprisonment of hundreds or even thousands of freedom-seekers in you own country?"

In the post-election protests to the alleged fraud in the presidential elections of 2009, Iran's security forces arrested over four thousand people, and in the past year tens of journalists and human rights activists were also imprisoned by the Islamic Republic authorities.

While protesters claim the election was rigged, the government accuses them of trying to topple the regime through a "soft Revolution" and has sentenced numerous political activists to heavy prison terms.

Rahanvard commended the seven reformist political figures who recently filed a complaint against the security forces whom they claim were revealed to have planned the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the oppression of protests against the vote fraud through an audio file which has recently publicized.

Two of the plaintiffs were re-called back to prison for signing the complaint and the judiciary has ignored their petition so far.

In the meantime, hardliners have called for the prosecution of the signatories of the petition.

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