Iran Arrests Khamenei’s Niece for Criticizing the Regime

We’ve witnessed how cruelly Iran’s Islamist regime treats its people over the years. The recent protests against its “morality police”, and its imposition of hijab on women are just one example.

It seems that even being a relative of one of Iran’s leaders doesn’t automatically make someone exempt from arrest. Farideh Moradkhani was reportedly taken into custody by authorities after posting a video where she called Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Al Ali Khamenei a “murderous, child-killing regime.”

Moradkhani, in the undated video, calls out the regime for its “clear and obvious oppression” of the Iranian people.

“Free people, come with us!” She urges you to tell your governments to stop supporting this child-killing, murderous regime. “This regime does not adhere to any religious principles.” “It doesn’t know any laws or rules except force, and it is able to maintain its power in any way that it can.”

Moradkhani urged foreign governments to also cut ties with Iran.

She stated, “It is urgently necessary not to support the regime that killed thousands of Iranians in just four days in November 2019, while the rest of the world was watching.”

According to The Straits Times, Moradkhani’s family has a history of criticizing Iran’s Islamic rulers. This is not her first arrest. Last year, she was also arrested for praises of the widow of Iran’s deposed shah.

Although the charges against Moradkhani remain unclear, the Straits Times reports that the Human Rights Activists News Agency HRANA said that she was released on bail in April. Her arrest last Wednesday was to start serving a 15-year sentence.