Friday, August 7, 2009

And on and on

It just doesn't stop.

Report: Iran authorities kill 7 lawyers

Seven lawyers in Tabriz and Mashhad who had been representing young Iranians detained in post-presidential election protests have been killed by the Iranian authorities in recent days, according to sources in Iran.

What the hell.

Three of them then died from injuries suffered during their detention. They were so badly beaten that their families could barely recognize their faces, this reporter was told.

The other two - prominent figures in the local community - were executed, having been sentenced to death on trumped-up charges of drug possession, the sources said.

In similar cases in Mashhad, in eastern Iran, two more lawyers were hanged on fabricated charges of drug trafficking, the sources said. Both were known to have been representing young students detained by the Iranian authorities.

Unbelievable. And it follows on the heels of the Iranians shutting down the press...

A press organization in Teheran was shut down on Wednesday night, apparently by Iranian authorities. According to a Reuters report, armed men stormed the offices of the Association of Iranian Journalists, and then closed them down.

The International Federation of Journalists was quoted in the report as condemning the raid, as well as calling for the Islamic republic to release over 40 journalists currently held in prison.

"Government actions against media and journalists erode further the credibility and standing of the Government in national and the world opinion," an IFJ statement read.

You have to wonder though, what "credibility" does the Iranian government even still have at this point? Or ever for that matter. Ridiculous.

Seriously though, can we just get two hours of peace from this insanity? Honestly. Don't these people even need a break? And what is going on lately with this stuff, it's just a constant, unending stream of it.

It's not just my imagination right? There definitely seems to be an uptick in this chaos lately...

Where is the UN on this by the way? Western democracies? These insane dictators are just months away from the Bomb...when is the time for intervention? For God's sake don't just sit around waiting for the inevitable, DO SOMETHING you idiots!


Skinnee Jay said...

NEWS FLASH: Not being American gives you a right to do anything.

Also, posting this article makes you a Nazi and an Islmaophobe.

By the people, for the people, God doesn't exist if you disagree you're a Nazi.

I'll post a serious comment in the morning.

Ron said...

Looking forward to it...