Saturday, September 26, 2009

You decide

Here's the video of Larry King interviewing Ahmedinijad on the treatment of post-election protesters in Iran:

Here's the New York Times article on rape and torture of protesters (please click through to read the entire chilling and disquieting article):

Iranian Protester Flees Country After Telling of Rape and Torture in Prison

“I was ready to be tortured to death,” he said, his voice trembling. “But not ever to go through what happened to me there.”

Mr. Karroubi and another opposition leader and presidential candidate, Mir Hussein Moussavi, have vigorously condemned the vicious tactics the security authorities used against the demonstrators, 72 of whom they say were killed. Yet, of all the allegations of brutality and abuse that were lodged, none have presented such a threat to the government as those involving rape and sodomy, which are culturally and religiously unacceptable in Iran.

Human rights groups say that Mr. Sharifi’s account conforms closely with those of other abuse victims. Omid Memarian, a researcher with Human Rights Watch, said he had confirmed the credibility of Mr. Sharifi’s story with people close to Mr. Karroubi.

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