Update: Persian2English: March 2, 2011 “Iran executes at least 20 people in one day
The world is “happily” focused on the “new” revolutions and uprisings in Northern Africa and the Middle East, and blissfully ignoring warnings that these are actually “veiled” actions by radical Islamists who are waiting their turn to take over these countries. Overlooked entirely is the media ’buzzkill” of a mass genocide in an Islamic dictatorship which noone in the world has the courage to stop.
Shamefully, the world media ignore, for the most part, what has happened to the “true” fight for democracy in the Middle East, in Iran. American media elites, like ABC’s Christian Amanpour, treat a murderous dictator like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with the same deference and courtesy as the Pope. Iran is decades ahead on the path to religious extremist Islamic leadership, having been overthrown by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. It offers a chilling preview for the countries in turmoil now.
Why is there no news coverage of human rights violations in Iran? Is it just too difficult or unpleasant? Where are the supportive protests on American city streets? Is it because this is a Muslim regime that is under siege and it is not politically correct to draw attention to the moral failure and true nature of a sharia society? Is it because reporters who go there might NEVER COME BACK?
We must not forget the death of Neda Soltan on the streets of Tehran. We must realize there are thousands more whom we cannot see or hear. Who will speak for them? Shame on Barack Obama and the United Nations for ignoring the real threat of this evil Islam-centered regime.
Beginning in June 2009, the “Green” movement of Iran began to protest the fraudulent re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Islamic “mullahs” who support him. It was brutally put down with mass arrests and executions. Subsequent attempts at protests have been succeedingly smaller in scale, with the same extreme government reaction.
Between Ahmadinejad’s controls on the internet, and the fact that the people in Iran cannot own weapons, we have a horrible, sad example of what can happen when these repressive religious regimes take over. Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, and Algeria will find out soon.
This video from last May of Rajai Shahr was taken in May, 2010. He had been raped, both arms were broken, his skin is raw. He died shortly after this video was covertly taken.
There is so much to know about Iran and so many obstacles to truth.
Thousands of protesters for democracy whom we have seen on the streets of Iran since 2009 have disappeared, to suffer what we cannot imagine.
At the same time, in a cruel irony, we have learned this week that a violent rapist/robber has smirked at the law and his victims and will go free. This is “justice” under shariah law. Where is the National Organization for Women?
Today, helpful websites outside Iran are reporting that the leaders of the “Green” resistance movement, who were suddenly put on house arrest this week, have now…..disappeared into a prison where they may never be seen again.
Obama abets the Islamic uprisings in Egypt and Libya. It is “time for Gaddafi [of Libya] to go, according to the president. Why hasn’t it been time for Ahmadinejad to go? Obama is strangely silent on the “true” freedom fighters who are trying to shake off the chains of the Muslim imams, yet he supports imams “on the rise” in other countries. Why? Why doesn’t the American media ask him about this?
Leaders of Iranian people’s freedom marches have been jailed
Persian2English – 2009 Iranian Presidential candidates and leaders of Iran’s reformist opposition movement, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi and their spouses Zahra Rahnavard and Fatemeh Karroubi have been arrested and transferred to Heshmatiyeh prison in Tehran, according to the Kaleme website. Information on the time and date of the transfer is not yet available.
The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran had remained silent on the recent restrictions on Mousavi and Karroubi until today when the General Prosecutor, Mohseni Eje’i released a statement to confirm the news of house arrest. He did not mention or make reference to the news of the prison transfer.
According to Kaleme, the daughters of Mir Hossein Mousavi made repeated attempts to visit their parents but received no results or answers. Additionally, over the past few days, the lights in the Mousavi and Karroubi households were turned off.
Kaleme explains that there is a possibility that the families of the reformist leaders were denied contact in order for the transfer location to be kept a secret.
Yesterday, one of Mehdi Karroubi’s sons told Saham News that a neighbour confirmed to him that the security forces had transferred his father and mother to an undisclosed location. He said, “…I spoke with one of the neighbors who witnessed the transfer…” The neighbour reported that on late Thursday night, eight regime security vans were parked in the outside area of the building complex, and after a few minutes, the vans drove away.
Robber/Rapist will go free
Here is the story about the bizarre miscarriage of justice in a recent case of a rapist/robber who posed as a taxicab driver, then drove his victims to remote locations, tased them and assaulted them. He has been cleared of all charges after a barrage of intimidation tactics towards the victims and their families.
This is what countries can look forward to under shariah law.
Persian2English –In the midst of opposition protests in the month of February in Iran, a court ruling on a series of violent rapes and robberies in Tehran went unnoticed. A 27 year old man nicknamed the “Black Scorpion” was acquitted on the charges of kidnapping, raping, and robbing 30 women and girls.
Posing as a private taxi driver, he took his passengers to the outskirts of the city to rape and rob them. Fahimeh is one of his victims. She told Fars News Agency that she hired a cab on March 1, 2009. The “cab driver” used traffic as an excuse to take her to a remote area (on the hills around Robat-e Karim). He repeatedly attacked her with an electric shocker (taser gun) until she became paralyzed, then he violently raped her, and dumped her semi-unconscious body in a well. From prison, the defendant made several threatening phone calls to Fahimeh. She was forced to change locations.
Elham, another one of his victims, tells a similar story. After withdrawing a large sum of money from a bank, she waved for the defendant’s car so she can go to her husband’s workplace. The defendant offered her a date to eat. She accepted and felt dizzy right after. He repeatedly attacked her with an electric shocker, which made her lose control of her muscles. He then took her to the hills of Rebat-e Karim and violently assaulted her. The assailant then gave her two choices: either he could run her over with his car or strangle her to death. At the end, he left her battered [but alive] in a hole.
Elham’s husband divorced her after this incident. She, too, has received several threats by the family members of “Black Scorpion”. She has moved locations and changed her child’s school three times, but the family members of the defendant have been able to find the new addresses and continue on with their threats. The family claims to have ties to a well-known businessman in the iron market who uses his influence.
S.M., another of one the defendant’s victims was also kidnapped and raped in a similar fashion.
The defendant was finally caught while fighting a woman in the deserts around Tehran. He admitted to the rapes during his interrogation session, but in the court, he recanted his confession. He said, “I only kidnapped the women and girls to steal their jewelry and other valuable belongings. Thus, their claim of rape is baseless.”
Branch 77 of the Tehran Provincial Criminal Court and four advising judges sentenced him to death. However, the Supreme Court overturned the death sentence because the defendant was able to win the consent of some of the victims (most likely through intimidation).
The case was sent to branch 79 of the Tehran Provincial Criminal Court and he was acquitted. Out of the 30 victims he had sexually assaulted, only two came to testify at the trial. They were threatened outside the courtroom by the defendant’s family.
In an article on Gooya News, writer Shokooh Mirzadegi recounts a family member of one of the victims telling her, “[I] swear to God, we are no different than the people who the Islamic Republic throws in the jails and rapes. We are like those who are shot on the streets. The difference is that those people are honoured for being jailed, raped, and killed for their country, and we are left to feel ashamed because we are unable to talk about what the regime’s agents, including Black Scorpion, have done to us. Please let our voices be heard as well. It is not only our families, but there are many Iranian women who are at risk of being raped by these scorpions…everyone knows Black Scorpion is backed by the powerful IRGC members, but nobody dares to say it. These 30 women were intimidated into not coming to the court [to testify]. Or, when they showed up, they were not permitted to speak freely.”
According to Mirzadegi, the defendant, when imprisoned, became involved in “reciting the Qur’an” and turned into an “ardent regime loyalist”. Consequently, the prison and judicial officials provided him with the contact information of his victims so he would be able to call and intimidate them. His threats often targeted the children of the women. He had information about the names and schools of his victims’ children.
He was seen smiling throughout the trial, and every time a victims raised her voice, the judges threatened her with arrest. A large group, who claimed to be family members of Black Scorpion, were active in intimidating the victims and their families throughout the trial. [end account of trial.]
Here are just a few postings from Persian2English site detailing human rights violations in Iran.
February 27, 2011
February 24, 2011
February 11, 2011
February 09, 2011
February 09, 2011
Below is a complete list of executed prisoners with the links to government websites:
Jafar Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaie, hanged January 24th, 2011:
Three prisoners hanged in Evin, January 24th, 2011:
One prisoner hanged in public in Karaj January 24th, 2011:
One prisoner originally a Gachsarani in central prison in Yasouj, January 23rd, 2011:
Kamran Khaki and Mehran Khaki hanged in Bojnourd, January 24th, 2011:
ISNA – One prisoner hanged in Bojnourd, January 20th, 2011:
IRNA – Ten prisoners hanged in Rajai Shahr ‘Gohardasht’ prison in Karaj, January 19th, 2011:
ISNA – One prisoner hanged in Zarand in Kerman, January 18th, 2011:
Central News – One prisoner hanged in Orumiyeh, January 15th, 2011:
Central News – Five prisoners hanged in Khoram Abad, January 13th, 2011:
ISNA – Seven prisoners hanged in Evin, January 12th, 2011:
Mehr News – One Prisoner hanged in Evin, January 12th, 2011:
ISNA – Four prisoners hanged in Isfahan, January 8th, 2011:
IRNA – Two prisoners hanged in Boroujerd, January 7th, 2011:
Central News – One prisoner (Yaghoub Ali Jafari known as the “murderer from Kaj Square”) hanged in public in Tehran, January 5th, 2011:
Some pictures from his execution:
Tehran Today – 16 prisoners hanged in Ahvaz, date published January 5th, 2011:
ISNA – One person hanged in Shiravan January 5th, 2011:
Central News – One prisoner hanged in Zahedan January 3rd, 2011:
Fars News – Seven prisoners hanged in Kermanshah, January 3rd, 2011:
Aftab – Four prisoners hanged in Zahedan, January 1st, 2011:
IRNA – Eight prisoners hanged in Qom, January 1st, 2011:
IRNA – Two prisoners hanged in Evin, December 28th, 2010:
ISNA – Two prisoners hanged in Saveh, December 25th, 2010:
Vatan Emruz – One prisoner hanged in Sari, December 25th, 2010:
ISNA – Eleven prisoners hanged in Zahedan December 20th, 2010:
Fars News – One prisoner hanged in Qazvin, December 20th, 2010:
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Ten prisoners hanged in Vakil Abad prison in Mashhad, December 20th, 2010: