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Iran's Weekly Wire 13

Iran's Weekly Wire 13

Last week, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told PBS's Charlie Rose that Iran doesn't jail people for their opinions.

His remark won him a swift and unforgiving reaction from human rights groups and former prisoners of conscience.

Zarif later said he was speaking about a specific prisoner, Jason Rezaian, but his gaffe exposed the Rouhani administration's lack of progress on civil liberties.

This week, Roland Elliott Brown looks at how Iranians have reacted.