Until justice—whether on the national arena and in the treatment of governments of its own people or on the international arena—is absent we cannot expect real peace to take hold. Perceived stability which is brought about by fear and oppression will not be lasting and it will only result in the increasing of resentment and hatred and depravation of humans of all their deserved rights and integrity. (emphasis added)
Given the politicization of Iran's judiciary since the June election, it is not surprising that the regime felt compelled to censor Khatami. These comments raise the question of just what injustices the Islamic Republic, however tacitly alluded to, has imposed in its "treatment...of its own people," and also, the implications -- both legal and political -- that follow.