‘Iranian society is sick’, says son of former president

Yasser Rafsanjani criticises Conservative hardliners after their election triumph

Iranian society is physically and politically sick, the youngest son of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the principal architects of the Iranian revolution has said in a rare interview.

Yasser Rafsanjani reflected on the sweeping gains made by the conservatives on a record low turnout of 42 % at the weekend’s parliamentary elections. He said democracy in Iran had been made a eunuch, castrated by forces outside parliament, including the militia.

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‘Iranian society is sick’, says son of former president