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Paul Jay speaks to Babak Yaktefar, Editor-in-Chief of about the call for punishment without mercy by a senior Iranian cleric at the Friday Prayers. Yaktefar says, “I doubt it would mean mass executions.” He goes on to say that instead, “the Supreme Leader, to be able to regain his authority, may come out and offer some form of pardon or reduction of sentences.”

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Babak Yektafar, Editor-in-Chief of Washington Prism is a graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University with a B.A. in Communications. From 1999 to 2005, Babak was a producer with C-SPAN network’s national live morning program, Washington Journal.