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April 27, 2015 9:46 am

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Blacks ‘Oppressed’ by US Police

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasted the U.S. for their policing practices on Sunday. Photo: www.sajed.ir via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday blasted the United States for “Hollywood-style” policing practices, describing the behavior of the U.S. police toward blacks an example of “cruel power.”

Khamenei told a group of senior Iranian police officers in Tehran that the black minority in the U.S. is subjected to “oppression” and “humiliation” by police, Iran’s state-run Press TV reported.

A 2013 report by the United Nations accused Iran of executing prisoners, including juveniles, and of arresting dissidents who are often tortured in jail, sometimes to death. About 300 executions were announced by the Iranian government last year. Drug-related crimes account for 80 percent of Iran’s executions, and smugglers are denied the right to appeal the death penalty, according to the U.N.

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  • Emanuel

    Iranian Heroin may have something to do with it also. So might the spread of Islam inside correctional facilities, I just watched the vice news interview with John Kiriakou who claims the Muslims in prison are not religious they are basically a gang. Or the spreak of radical Islam in Africa, nobody hates blacks more than these radical Muslims at least Police are mostly US citizens doing a job to protect law and order, what is radical Islam doing for black people, spreading venom and death?

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