Skip to comments.Iran vows to crackdown on expat revolt supporters
Posted on 03/12/2011 4:59:07 PM PST by nuconvert
Iran's Prosecutor General Gholamhossein Mohseni E'jei has issued a strong threat against Iranian expatriates who support the Green Movement.
During a press conference held last week, a journalist for the conservative Keyhan daily asked the prosecutor, currently, certain people beyond our borders have a tight-knit coordination with the sedition and spread lies about leading Iranian officials in the anti-revolutionary media everyday. Does not the judiciary system have a plan to indict them?
It is very obvious that Iranians who commit crimes oversees, or even those who are not Iranian nationals but act against Iran outside the country are subject to being pursued or followed, warned E'jei.
Referring to certain reform figures who have been forced to flee the country following the 2009 presidential election, he continued: currently, there are people outside the country who once had claims within Iran, but are now shamefully cooperating with the Americans and the British while acting against their own people; and this is a dark stain for them.
According to the website of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), he added, they must be pursued, and they will be punished should they return to Iran one day. And if they are outside the country, the prosecution must utilise international bodies to pursue them, something they are most certainly doing.
...those who are not Iranian nationals but act against Iran outside the country are subject to being pursued or followed, warned E'jei.
Yup. Guess I’m in there, too. ;~ )
It’s too bad we couldn’t have taken them out a few years ago. I had Iranian ex-pats pleading with me for George W. Bush to free their country.
“I had Iranian ex-pats pleading with me for George W. Bush to free their country.”
An Iranian friend of mine, said a cab driver wondered when Bush was going to come & free them too. It was a fairly common question & subject in Iran after we took out Saddam.
....please refer to Madeline Albright... no cajones.
Moussavi? I am not a Moussavi supporter, I am not an Iranian (except in brotherhood with people I've come admire), and the closest I have ever been to Iran is ~35000 feet vertically -- but along with my Iranian ex-pat friends I speak against the regime and give them an American(/Scottish) face in support in street-corner demonstrations, and more.
And I stand by my Iranian ex-pat friends: whether Muslim, Christian, B'ahai, or (possibly) Jewish.
What can Iran's rulers do to me? Kill me -- and perhaps galvanize more Americans against them?
I would love to see Iran (pictures tell me it's a country with great beauty) for myself, but it won't happen until its dictators are gone.
Count me in there too.
Look for the guy who looks like Santa. I'm pretty much always out in front, on the street corner of Bellevue Way and 4th, Bellevue WA. I'll probably be waving a Sun&Lion flag.
expat? Steve Grogan?
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