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Arrested Iran Prisoners To Face Death Sentence [Mass Public Executions Friday]
Iranian Students for Democracy ^ | June 26, 2003 SGT | staff report

Posted on 06/26/2003 7:14:55 AM PDT by ewing

Hundereds of those arrested in the last [Iranian] riots will be brought to speedy trials in order for the public to witness the decision of Islamic 'justice' on their cases.

Sources within the regieme are confirming the decision made in an extradordinary meeting of the National Security Council to issue and execute death penalties against many of them for 'Spying for the United States,' 'Attempts Against National Security' and 'Armed Action Intending to Overthrow the Islamic State.'

The move intends to go on by a series of public executions and to spread information on the cases of other protestors who are executed within the regieme's penitenciaries.

The Islamic Regieme hopes to increase its policy of Fear and Terror at the approach of the July 9th Student Uprising and National Labor Strike and by this way avoid mass participation in the rallies on that day.

Tens of those arrested have been placed under duress and torture in order to sign confessions on their links to the 'US Secret Services.'

These prisoners are under the special guard of the officers of the Intelligence Directorcrat of Pasdaran which is responding directly to the offices of the regieme's Supreme Leader.

(Excerpt) Read more at iran-daneshjoo-org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: crackdown; iran; iranreform; july9; murderingmullahs; southasia; southasialist; studentmovement
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Looks like executions of approximately 100 innocent freedom loving people tomorrow..prayers up!
1 posted on 06/26/2003 7:14:56 AM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
OK, is there ANYTHING we can do about this, some legal standing upon which the US can act? Human-Rights abuse? Something?

If they do this, I hope all hell rains on them from those already resisting.
2 posted on 06/26/2003 7:17:31 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Frank_Discussion
Anything we can do??

Tell the UN to wake up!!!!

3 posted on 06/26/2003 7:21:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Frank_Discussion
No.I was fearful this would happen.
4 posted on 06/26/2003 7:21:49 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Sacajaweau
No, I think I'd rather tell them something else...
5 posted on 06/26/2003 7:22:37 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Frank_Discussion
Geneva Convention?
6 posted on 06/26/2003 7:22:44 AM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
My guess is that they want this over before July 9. That apparently is the date four years ago of the last uprising and the government has been concerned that people will turn out en masse to celebrate it.
7 posted on 06/26/2003 7:23:14 AM PDT by twigs
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To: MEG33
Me too, but I was also hoping the protestors could head it off by taking over. Not realistic, I know, but hope rarely is realistic.
8 posted on 06/26/2003 7:23:50 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: ewing
The mentality of the 8th century being brought to the front page. That should do it! They are declaring war against the population, expect the bloody revolution to begin. The isolated assassinations of mullahs will soon make news.
9 posted on 06/26/2003 7:24:14 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Living History $1.00 at your local Dollar Store by December.)
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To: ewing
Yes, prayers.
10 posted on 06/26/2003 7:24:32 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: ewing
Applies only during "wartime" IIRC - could we claim a war is taking place there? A Civil War?
11 posted on 06/26/2003 7:25:13 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: twigs
The regieme is probably done and finsihed if the Labor Strike on July 9 goes through, the Mullahs know this and it looks like they are pulling a Tianemen Square maneuver here.
12 posted on 06/26/2003 7:25:15 AM PDT by ewing
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To: FreeTheHostages
maybe its time for us to step in
13 posted on 06/26/2003 7:25:39 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: ewing
THis could, just could, be the "tipping point" that causes Iran to break out into full civil war....now, suppose the secularists..the majority of Iranians who like the US..announce a provisional government and appeal to the US to intervene and help stop them from being slaughtered, well, by George...w'eve got a few brigades, and lots of air support, nearby..
14 posted on 06/26/2003 7:25:56 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: FreeTheHostages
You've got that right. Prayers going out for freedom and justice in Iran.
15 posted on 06/26/2003 7:27:07 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: ken5050
If they go through with it, I am certain this will trigger civil war, with the mullahs vastly outnumbered.
16 posted on 06/26/2003 7:27:16 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Road Map = Road Kill)
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To: ewing
"Tianemen Square"

We didn't step in then, and I've always thought we made a mistake. I think we held back only because China had a pretty big stick. Iran might have the bomb already, but I think we need to risk it, IMO.
17 posted on 06/26/2003 7:27:27 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
The Mullahs are signing their own death warrants here, this will end up like the Eastern European leader and his wife hanging from a lampost in their own capital city..
18 posted on 06/26/2003 7:27:42 AM PDT by ewing
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To: Frank_Discussion
Hope is all they have right now.I pray their hope is realized.
19 posted on 06/26/2003 7:27:59 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: ewing
Your link doesn't work, and the reason for excerpting this important story at all completely escapes me.
20 posted on 06/26/2003 7:28:12 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: ewing
Where are all these human rights activists when you need them. Oh I forgot - they are all at GITMO feeling sorry for the detainees!
21 posted on 06/26/2003 7:28:16 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: rrrod
Not. Overt American intervention would make the US the issue. If they martyr the protesters, all hell will bust loose.

They will be patriots. Natan Hale's spirit lives on; "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
22 posted on 06/26/2003 7:29:19 AM PDT by Broker
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To: thoughtomator
It's actually a sign that the mullahs are scared..it's how totalitarian regimes behave right before they implode...just think how the clowns in Syria feel about now...
23 posted on 06/26/2003 7:29:22 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: areafiftyone
Filing complaints against the Israel and the US.
24 posted on 06/26/2003 7:30:35 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: areafiftyone
Where are all these human rights activists when you need them.

They're busy licking their wounds inflicted by the cruel and oppressive policies of OUR government. Don't you know that when our local "peace" activists riot, they are sometimes pushed? Yelled at? Detained for HOURS without internet access or Starbucks or ANYTHING??

This won't even show up on the liberal radar screen. The mullahs will slaughter these people and the left will be busy making picket signs crying about the "plight" of the "oppressed Palestinians."

25 posted on 06/26/2003 7:34:02 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Let them eat cake.)
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To: ewing
BUMP
26 posted on 06/26/2003 7:34:36 AM PDT by GrandMoM ("Vengeance is Mine , I will repay," says the Lord.)
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To: MEG33
Yup and martyring (sp?) themselves in front of bulldozers!
27 posted on 06/26/2003 7:35:09 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: Frank_Discussion
If they do this.....

Could be a 'tipping point' for the regime. They sound desperate.

28 posted on 06/26/2003 7:37:36 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: ewing
Where is Jimmy Carter on this? Oh, I'm sorry. These protesters were not facists or commies. I guess he dosen't care. Never mind.
29 posted on 06/26/2003 7:37:36 AM PDT by Lockbar
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To: ewing
sounds like something right outta the pages of the book 1984...if you ask me we need about 2 teams of spec-ops s.o.c.o.m to go in there and get there people out...they cant do this alone (the students)..

most of us have seen this before (tiannimen square anyone?) at least as far as the uprising goes at least..this new twist (sad as well) to the story with these executions..the only thing i can say is (to quote kurt russell from "tango and cash") this whole thing..F-cking sucks

30 posted on 06/26/2003 7:39:23 AM PDT by MetalHeadConservative35 (Beavis and Butthead Says: TRL sucks....britney sucks,nsync sucks...)
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To: ewing
Re #18

Mullahs are Ceausescu's in turban.:)

31 posted on 06/26/2003 7:40:45 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: tbpiper
You're right, though another way outside of martyrdom would be great. Unfortunately, the tipping point usually occurs when the Grim Reaper places his hand upon the scale...
32 posted on 06/26/2003 7:41:20 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: *southasia_list; Ernest_at_the_Beach
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/bump-list
33 posted on 06/26/2003 7:42:33 AM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Great analogy!
34 posted on 06/26/2003 7:43:03 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: ewing
Is this publication owned by either the washington post or the la times?
35 posted on 06/26/2003 7:43:34 AM PDT by Rudder
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To: Frank_Discussion; BOBTHENAILER
The mullahs are clearly insane. If they do this, there will be zero reason for resistors who are still free not to begin shooting and bombing.

If you will be hanged for marching, you may as well be hanged for shooting a mullah or blowing up a vigilante's home.

36 posted on 06/26/2003 7:47:33 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Broker
There is NO reason for "overt American intervention."

The CIA can very easily smuggle in a few hundred (to start with) pistols and rifles of the exact same type used by the Iranian police and military.

No American fingerprints on "liberated" Iranian weapons.

37 posted on 06/26/2003 7:50:02 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: ewing
"this will end up like the Eastern European leader and his wife hanging from a lampost in their own capital city.."

You apparently discount the fact that Romanians are civilized. When their time is up, I suspect these oppressors are going to fare worse than Ceaucescu.
38 posted on 06/26/2003 7:51:12 AM PDT by hauerf
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To: Travis McGee
Why not go Whole Hog, right? [Gallows Humor Alert]

I agree - it's what I would do in their situation.
39 posted on 06/26/2003 7:51:41 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: ewing
Can you *please* check your links so we can see for ourselves how much or how little you arbitrarily decided to leave out?
40 posted on 06/26/2003 7:51:52 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: ken5050
THis could, just could, be the "tipping point" that causes Iran to break out into full civil war....now, suppose the secularists..the majority of Iranians who like the US..announce a provisional government and appeal to the US to intervene and help stop them from being slaughtered, well, by George...w'eve got a few brigades, and lots of air support, nearby..

Agree on the tipping point however, I don't believe they would call for US assistance. I've been to a few Iranian boards to read things from their perspective. They don't want our help for a variety of reasons, and I agree with them. If they do it themsleves, they then have a better understanding of what it takes to secure and hopefully keep freedom.

41 posted on 06/26/2003 7:52:41 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: hellinahandcart; Rudder
I couldnt make out the last sentence of the article, sometimes I cant figure out what they are trying to say in the translation..
42 posted on 06/26/2003 7:53:14 AM PDT by ewing
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To: hauerf
Don't mistake these people for Arabs. If you wish to discuss civilizations, I think Persia comes out rather well.
43 posted on 06/26/2003 7:53:21 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Frank_Discussion
Where are all the American (spelled Communist) protest groups (A.N.S.W.E.R., Act-Up, Move-on.org), protesting all the Human Rights violations etc..
44 posted on 06/26/2003 7:54:01 AM PDT by grumple
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To: Travis McGee
If you will be hanged for marching, you may as well be hanged for shooting a mullah or blowing up a vigilante's home.

A desparate and foolish move indeed. The mullahs are hastening their own demise. If these executions are massive, public and carried out by mercenary thugs from other countries, my guess is the military would then make their move to eradicate the leadership, end the slaughter and begin the move to democracy.

45 posted on 06/26/2003 7:54:11 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (proud member of a fierce, warlike tribe of a fire-breathing conservative band of Internet brothers)
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To: hellinahandcart
http://www.iran-daneshjoo.org/cgi-bin/smccdinews/viewnews.cgi?category=5&id=1056606212
46 posted on 06/26/2003 7:55:49 AM PDT by ewing
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To: Frank_Discussion
Makes me sick to think of it.
47 posted on 06/26/2003 7:56:11 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: AFreeBird
You can't "do it by yourself" if unarmed crowds are being machine-gunned.

The Iraqis couldn't "do it themselves" any more than Russians could in 1934.

The key is to help them while retaining deniability.

The solution is to smuggle in weapons that are identical to current Iranian police and military issue, so that the freedom fighters will have a fighting chance, and their weapons will be assumed to have been "liberated" in street fighting.

The problem is that our limp-wristed DoS has castrated the CIA, so this covert action will probably not happen, and the freedom fighters will be slaughtered.

48 posted on 06/26/2003 7:57:10 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
I pray you are right about the loyalty of the Iranian uniformed military.
49 posted on 06/26/2003 7:58:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Frank_Discussion
OK, is there ANYTHING we can do about this...

Don't worry. Belgium is on the case...

50 posted on 06/26/2003 8:00:03 AM PDT by js1138
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