Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Sadly lifted from What You See, You Get:

Dark Iran

In the city of Arak, Markazi province, Iran, Monday two men are hanged in public.The men, Yazdan Karimi and Abu-Taleb Mohammadi-Nasb were accused of murder and rape.
There was no trial for these men. No chance to bring witnesses to the contrary, to their defense.

A customs contracter is executed for corruption and three customs employees have also been sentenced to death.

Their crimes? Allowing the importation of whiskey into Iran. 'Allowing'. Not 'Importing'.

Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi said he did not know whether it was the first time an execution for such crimes was carried out in the Islamic Republic. Jamshidi told that three customs employees at Tehran's Mehrabad airport and one contractor were sentenced to death for "office corruption and other economic crimes".

The execution of the three others has not been carried out yet, because they had appealed for their sentences to be commuted to life imprisonment, and being studied by the judiciary authorities.

The woman's magazine Zanan has been after sixteen years closed down after being accused of painting a "dark picture" of Iran.Zanan's founder Shahla Sherkat is accused of "offering a dark picture of the Islamic Republic through the pages of Zanan" and of "compromising the psyche and the mental health" of its readers by providing them with "morally questionable information.
"The magazine has for years been considered a place where controversial topics in Iranian society could be discussed.

ADNKronos reports that Hossein Shariatmadari, managing editor of 'Kayhan', a conservative, hardline newspaper, has issued a strongly worded editorial inviting Muslims to topple moderate Islamic governments around the region, and attack US, European and Israeli interests.

In his editorial entitled "The enemy's shield", Shariatmadari argues that in Shia or Sunni Islam, "It is legal to strike those who protect the enemy".
According to him, the real enemies are "The barbaric Zionists, the ferocious Americans and their European allies".


Shariatmadari is not considered a journalist with radical Islamist views, or an extremist in Iran's Islamic hierarchy.But this newspaper is considered the most conservative in Iran, and one that reflects the views of the government.
Kayhan's director is considered the representative of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader. In Iran there are children, very young offenders, on death row.

NOT Child-Offenders, but offenders who happen to be CHILDREN!!

Children are being murdered in Iran. A child will be hanged to death, this week.

And the 'enlightened world' watches the lunacy of Britany Spears, instead.

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