Crackdown on the rise in Iran after nuclear pact; no surprise

Iran Liberty

This article originally posted on The Hill
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/262031-crackdown-on-the-rise-in-iran-after-nuclear-pact-no

By Shahriar Kia
Despite the fact that a chorus of so-called Iranian human rights advocates, many dispatched by the regime in Tehran, began to place their weight behind the nuclear deal between P5+1 and Iran, the opposition had beforehand warned of a resulting crackdown. The mullahs in Iran consider the nuclear agreement, and in fact any other pact signed with any party, or parties, of the international community as a green light to step up human rights violations and deadly meddling across the globe. Therefore, recent arrests of journalists and other such measures are of no surprise.

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