In defence of Iranians' rights

Ali Motahari says everyone should be allowed to mark Islamic revolution's anniversary.

    Preparations are under way in Iran for mass rallies to mark 31 years since the Islamic revolution.

    The opposition wants its supporters to join in, but the country's police chief has said any unofficial slogans will not be tolerated.

    In an interview to Al Jazeera, Ali Motahari, one of the country's most prominent conservatives, but also one of the few politicians to openly criticise the government's role in the current political crisis, says everyone, including the opposition, should be allowed to take to the streets.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The Victorian Muslims of Britain

    The Victorian Muslims of Britain

    The stories of the British aristocrats who converted to Islam.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    India's shocking farmer suicide epidemic

    India's shocking farmer suicide epidemic

    Falling into a debt-trap and besieged by bad weather, thousands of farmers are taking their own lives each year.