The sister of Iran’s supreme chief reportedly mentioned that she hopes the “tyranny” of her brother, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will quickly be overthrown as she known as on the nation’s revolutionary guards to put down their arms.
“I feel it’s applicable now to declare that I oppose my brother’s actions and I specific my sympathy with all moms mourning the crimes of the Islamic Republic regime,” Badri Hosseini Khamenei’s France-based son Mahmoud Moradkhani shared in a letter as saying attributed to his mom.
“I feel it’s applicable now to declare that I oppose my brother’s actions and I specific my sympathy with all moms mourning the crimes of the Islamic Republic, from the time of Khomeini to the present period of the despotic caliphate of Ali Khamenei,” it added,
Iran’s Islamic regime faces dissent from the supreme chief’s family. Badri’s household have been fierce critics of her brother’s regime and its predecessors for the reason that 1979 revolution overthrew Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Her husband, Ali Tehrani, was a distinguished dissident and cleric who she adopted into exile in the course of the Iran-Iraq warfare within the Eighties. When the pair returned to Iran in 1995 he was jailed for 10 years. Tehrani died in October this yr.
“Our household’s opposition and wrestle in opposition to this prison system started just a few months after the (1979) revolution,” the letter learn.
“The crimes of this technique, the suppression of any dissenting voice, the imprisonment of probably the most educated and probably the most caring youth of this land, probably the most extreme punishments, and the large-scale executions started from the very starting.”
The letter condemned the authorities’ crackdown on the nationwide protests which have rocked Iran for nearly the previous three months for the reason that custodial loss of life of a 22-year-old Mahsa Al-Amini.
“I’m sorry that as a result of bodily illnesses, I can not take part in protest actions as I ought to. However in coronary heart and soul, I’m with the folks of Iran,” it learn additional.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s sister nonetheless lives in Iran. Her daughter, Farideh Moradkhani, a distinguished activist, was arrested in November after calling on overseas governments to chop all ties with Tehran. She had already been arrested for her activism on two events earlier than the newest protest motion.
Human rights teams have put the variety of folks killed for the reason that protests started in Iran at greater than 450. On Wednesday, 5 folks had been sentenced to loss of life by hanging for killing a member of the Basij paramilitary power.
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