Iran: Ailing Revolutionary Icon to Be Jailed | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

(New York) – An 80-year-old activist who was prominent in Iran’s Islamic revolution has been ordered to surrender to serve an eight-year prison sentence, Human Rights Watch said today. ....

Yazdi’s prosecution is emblematic of the government’s utter lack of tolerance toward any opposition. Authorities haven’t provided any evidence that Yazdi, one of the country’s most prominent political leaders, has done anything but run an opposition party and speak out against the government – actions that should never subject him to prosecution in Iran or anywhere else.