During his election campaign, Rouhani’s promises for incremental changes in the state of human rights in Iran captivated his would-be voters and the world media.
Unfortunately, since entering office, Rouhani has completely “zipped” up on these issues. Some say that it is out of fear from retributions from hardliners and even Khamenei himself. Even if this were true, what good is a “moderate” president like Rouhani in the radical and fundementalist regime in Tehran?
Need some examples?
- A video complitaion of all his unfulfilled promises – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdZ7vdPndkQ
- 7 promises achieved out of 76 – http://www.rouhanimeter.com/
- Rouhani dodges questions on the “(Un)Happy in Iran” dancers and imprisoned WaPo journalist – http://www.dailynews724.com/politics/rouhani-dodges-human-rights-questions-in-new-york-h249019.html
- 5 out of 126 human rights recommendations are implemented – http://upriran.org/