Defending the Islamic Republic’s brutal crackdown against economic protestors, Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth praised the Iranian government for only killing civilians who were “really losers to begin with anyway.”
“If reports are true, Iran’s record of only killing shitty civilians who weren’t contributing much to begin with is commendable,” Roth Tweeted. “It would be better if they didn’t kill anyone, but nobody’s perfect.”
Roth, whose statement came after an earlier tweet praising Iran for not killing civilians in its attack on Saudi oil installations, elaborated that many of the hundreds of protestors killed by Iranian forces were terrorists and Zionists. Others were jaywalkers, people who talked on their phones in the movies, Crossfit enthusiasts and those who prefer ‘Friends’ over ‘Seinfeld.’
“Bottom line: nobody’s going to miss these people,” Roth concluded.