Clinton urges Iran to release political prisoners
10-Aug-2010 (3 comments)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday called on Iran to release all political prisoners and expressed alarm about the fate of several specific detainees.

Clinton said the U.S. believes that several Iranians are in danger of imminent execution for speaking out against the disputed June 2009 presidential election. She named three: Jafar Kazemi, Mohammad Haj Aghaei and Javad Lari.

"The United States urges the Iranian government to halt these executions in accordance with its obligations to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners and imprisoned human rights defenders," she said.

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About time

by yousef on

For US to put it's money where it's mouth is. Given United States rather checkered history in Iran, it is perfect time for US to follow the words with solid actions to mend the policy mistakes made in the past.

Iranian people need more than Mrs Clinton's supportive words, they need action from US. US needs to lead an effort to embargo the oil exports from Iran. The oil revenue is used by the islamist regime t not only to finance International terorism at a massive scale, but also to suppress Iranian people.

Anahid Hojjati

Thanks Hillary for speaking up

by Anahid Hojjati on

i also applaud Hillary Clinton for speaking up about plight of Iranian political prisoners.


Go girl!

by benross on

I mean lady. Hillary Clinton, she knows what she's doing.