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Iranian Supreme Leader Uses Ferguson To Attack America’s Human Rights Record On Twitter

Iran Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greets clerics during a meeting in Tehran in this December 13, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Khamenei.ir/Handout/Files  

Iran’s Supreme Leader is using the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo. to attack America’s human rights record.

Ayatollah Hosseini Khamenei may rule one of the most oppressive societies in the world, but that isn’t stopping him from trying to use the turmoil in Ferguson to score some propaganda points against the United States. Khamenei’s English-language Twitter account fired off six tweets attacking the United States’ human rights record Sunday. Most of the tweets featured a “#Ferguson” hashtag.

 

 

 

This is the second time the Ayatollah has used the events in Ferguson to troll the United States in recent days. On Friday, he authored four tweets attacking the United States for the events in Ferguson.

 

 

 

Iran is considered one of the world’s biggest human rights abusers. The human rights organization Freedom House rates Iran as “unfree,” awarding the Islamic Republic close to its worse ratings for civil liberties and political rights.

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