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Iran Opposition Alleges Torture

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Posted on Aug 2, 2009
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More than 100 of the protesters and opposition leaders swept up and arrested after Iran’s controversial election are now on trial. The leading opposition candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, has said that the “teeth of the torturers and confession-extorters have reached to the bones of the people.”

BBC:

Mr Mousavi’s comments went even further, accusing the authorities of forcing the detainees to confess to the crimes.

“The teeth of the torturers and confession-extorters have reached to the bones of the people,” he said.

“Witnessing such trumped-up trials, the only judgment that the conscience of humanity can make is the moral collapse and discredit of its directors.”

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By Russian Paul, August 3, 2009 at 12:02 pm Link to this comment

Iran was a failed coup. The alleged torture and unfair jailings are played up in the media to create as much tension as possible. More tension and distrust with Iran is politically convenient for the US and its allies.

However, the US-backed coup in Honduras was a success. Excessive coverage of this would be very inconvenient for the US and its corporate friends.

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By rico, suave, August 3, 2009 at 6:10 am Link to this comment

Torture in Iran? Impossible!

“Brutal murder and torture” in Honduras! Now that’s believable. Hell, it’s a certainty. I’ve heard that thousands have been secretly “disappeared” and murdered by a private security firm contracted through Halliburton by the Honduran interior minister, an old friend of Dick Cheney’s from the Ford administration days. (Place see http://www.thisisnoshit.com for verification)

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By Commune115, August 3, 2009 at 1:31 am Link to this comment

Torture in Iran should be condemned, but it is sickening to see how even independent US media is obsessed with what’s happening in Iran and ignoring the brutal murder and torture being carried out by the fascist coup regime NEXT DOOR in Honduras.

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