[dropcap style=”dropcap_style1″ textcolor=”#000000″ background=”#ffffff” fontweight=”900″]It’s no secret that Iran is detrimental to the world’s wellbeing. Fighting for and lying to the international community about nuclear weapons aside, its handling of the coronavirus has made them one of the top three most infected countries. Imams and religious leaders are disregarding the request to shut down holy site visits or congregate in mosques for prayer.
Although the global community has come to expect the unexpected from Iran, no one saw the following coming. Iran’s “embattled regime this week announced that it had freed some 85,000 inmates in a desperate quest to get a grip on the spiraling situation” reported Fox News. Releasing the prisoners comes “days after the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the country requested the government – at least temporarily – free all political prisoners from the deeply infested prisons” according to Fox News.
In a chilling phone call with one of the Iranian prisoners being held, we learn that once again, Iran is being dishonest in their actions and agenda. The 42-year-old male prisoner expressed the dire conditions to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), of which Fox News obtained a copy. Instead of releasing political prisoners, Iran is keeping them confined in hopes that they contract the virus.
The prisoner, Meqdad, only gave his first name for fear of retaliation. Meqdad said prisoners being set free is “pure nonsense.” “Only the prisoners who spy on other prisoners were given a furlough and their number does not exceed 10 people,” said Meqdad. In fact, he continued, “it seems that those whom the regime was unable to kill during November uprisings are being liquidated in the prison by coronavirus.” This is allowing the government to “eliminate whoever they choose, under the guise that the prisoner has contracted coronavirus, and the prisoner is taken away without anyone knowing about his whereabouts.”
Jason Brodsky, policy director at United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI) sums it up: “the rationale for a cover-up is regime survival. The coronavirus is only the latest in a series of crises enveloping the Islamic Republic.” He continued, “Iran’s elected and deep states have a vested interest in maintaining the illusion of control.”