IRAN EXCHANGED ONE DICTATORSHIP FOR ANOTHER!
We want democracy!
Release all political prisoners!
Down with US and British imperialism!
We want free elections and Mosaddegh!
The Shah uses the SAVAK to
Savage opponents and jail
Thousands without trials
Including Islamic clerics.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Escapes to France and
Mounts a revolution from Paris
Using cassette tapes and leaflets.
Islamists overthrow the Shah and
Install Khomeini as an Islamic Shah.
Khomeini uses Iran Revolutionary Guards to
Execute and jail opponents.
Iranians thought the Shah’s dictatorship
Was evil and suffocating.
Well, the Ayatollah dictatorship has
Fewer freedoms than the Shah’s.
Ayatollahs conduct sham elections to
Hoodwink Iranians but ultimate power
Rests with the unelected Ayatollahs as
It rested with the unelected Shah.
‘Transgressions’ punishable by imprisonment
Under the Shah, now punishable by
The death penalty under the Ayatollahs.
Iranians just exchanged one dictatorship for another.