That’s right, the Obama administration was deliberately silent and then deliberately accommodating to the Iranian regime during 2009 protests in order to facilitate “negotiations” on the Iranian nuclear program.
What happened to all the protesters arrested? The Guardian reports:
Prison guards in Iran are giving condoms to criminals and encouraging them to systematically rape young opposition activists locked up with them, according to accounts from inside the country’s jail system.
A series of dramatic letters written by prisoners and families of imprisoned activists allege that authorities are intentionally facilitating mass rape and using it as a form of punishment.
Mehdi Mahmoudian, an outspoken member of Iran’s Participation Front, a reformist political party, is among those prisoners who have succeeded in smuggling out letters revealing the extent of rape inside some of the most notorious prisons.
And we still mostly are silent.