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Ahmadinezhad's Power Slipping in Iran


September 7, 2007

The Misrule of Law in Iran

In a 2005 paper for the Washington Institute for Mideast Policy, Iranian dissident Mohsen Sazegara examined the Iranian Constitution and showed why the rights of Iranians are not legally protected. His conclusion read "Iran has a constitution and specific laws that, on close scrutiny, turn out not to be laws at all because they can be interpreted in any way to the advantage of the rulers. The rulers can undertake any transgression against the rights of citizens and against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the guise of upholding the law. And Iran holds elections that are subject to the manipulation of the supreme leader, who is unanswerable to the people -- meaning that Iranian elections have little effect on who exercises political power."

Read the article here.

Crossposted to The Satellite News

Posted by John at September 7, 2007 6:29 PM

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