August 18, 2015 | Quote
Iranian Dissidents: Nuke Deal Will Enrich “Tyrants and Theocrats,” Fund Human Rights Abuses
A group of 53 Iranian dissidents wrote a letter, published Friday by The Daily Beast, outlining their opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran and arguing that the agreement’s failure to hold Tehran accountable for its human rights abuses, both domestic and international, will only empower the Islamic regime and endanger the world.
The group, which includes activists who have been jailed, tortured and had family members killed by the regime, noted Iran’s ongoing sponsorship of terrorism and domestic human rights violations, writing, “Today in Iran, political prisoners are tortured. Bloggers, journalists and teachers remain behind bars. Sexual and religious rights are trampled. Women are treated as second class citizens.”
Earlier this month, Benjamin Weinthal, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wrote that the nuclear deal will empower the Iranian regime and intensify its repression of sexual minorities.
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