Who Are Iran’s Political Prisoners?
The Wall Street Journal
Oct. 6, 2011
“Just after my release from a Tehran prison in May 2009, an Iranian prisoner wrote an open letter entitled, ‘I wish I were a Roxana.’ Haleh Rouhi, a follower of Iran’s minority Baha’i faith, was serving a four-year sentence for antiregime propaganda, although she said she was simply “teaching the alphabet and numbers” to underserved children.
She was happy I was released but wondered how her case differed from mine and why she had to remain in prison. ‘What kind of justice system condemned [Roxana] to such punishment,’ Ms. Rouhi asked, ‘and which justice freed her at such speed?'”