Editor’s Note: Earlier today, Iran’s Prosecutor-General declared that the seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders have confessed to the charges brought against them. This blatant lie and utter misrepresentation is the latest in what is fast becoming a long line of dubious statements made by the Prosecutor-General. Meanwhile, the seven detained Baha’is continue to be deprived of due process and the opportunity to meet with their attorney.
Responding to the public outcry from western nations [against Iran] for the plight of seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders, Iran’s Prosecutor-General stated, “These individuals have accepted the charges [brought against them.]”
On Friday (27 February 2009), Qorban-Ali Dorri-Najafabadi, Iran’s Prosecutor General, labeled criticisms raised by the European Union and the United States as a “tired old” tactic, stating, “Despite the fact that these individuals have accepted the charges [brought against them], the West – including the United States – claims that Iran is bent on suppressing them by violating human rights laws.”