Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, is coming at the center of accusations of killing a large number of citizens amid talk about Iranian authorities deliberately pursuing murderous policies for political and religious reasons.
These policies, observers said, led to the miserable state in which Iran finds itself now.
Iranian security services have arrested a number of lawyers and civil activists in the capital, Tehran, on Saturday, after they decided to sue the supreme leader and some members of the National Committee on the Fight against Covid-19.
The lawyers and the activists are accusing the members of the committee of negligence that led to the death of thousands of Iranians from the disease.
Supreme Leader Khamenei failed in ordering the closure of the city of Qom, the epicenter of Covid-19 infections in Iran.
Visitors continued to flock to the holy city in large numbers to visit its mausoleum along with its famous shrines.
Iranian authorities claimed that those who visit these sites get a healing experience, even as none of those visiting it take any precautionary measures.
Iran glossed over the presence of the pandemic in it for a long time until the number of daily infections belied the official rhetoric.
The authorities hided facts about the pandemic not to scare voters away from participating in the parliamentary elections that took place in February 2020.
Seven months ago, the supreme guide banned the import of Covid-19 vaccines from the UK and the US.
Between 35,000 and 89,000 Iranians died of Covid-19 in the past seven months, according to official statistics.
The Iranian supreme guide is directly accused of being responsible for these fatalities.
Source » theportal-center