Rafsanjani is probably the 2nd most hated (if not the most hated) person among the Iranian people. He's simply hated for his corruption and criminal past. No one can deny that. So many dissidents and political activists were killed during his time in office as the president in 1990s. Mykonos massacre in Berlin, a systematic killing of journalists, dissidents, authors and poets inside of Iran from through out 1990s and a series of foreign terrorists attacks were all done under his watch. His nickname in Iran is Shark (Kooseh) .
Today is the 15th anniversary of one of those terror attacks in Argentina where a Jewish center was bombed and around 85 innocent people died. Rafsanjani is not in this to reform the regime. He's in this game to save his own skin. He is as evil as Khamenei and Ahmadinejad. Unfortunately, the naive leftists in the west and some pro-regime Iranian idiots are promoting him as if he is a sane clean individual. Probably these morons have forgotten the past and the horrible crimes this thug has committed. The ongoing protests in Iran are no longer about the vote or a new election. The protests have targeted the foundations of the Islamic regime. The end goal for all us should be to have a free and democratic Iran. Let's help achieve this goal!
Iranian people deserve to be free and live in peace.