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TEHRAN (Reuters) - A hardline Iranian cleric on Friday called for the execution of "rioters," in a sign of the authorities' determination to stamp out opposition to the June 12 presidential election result.
(EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.)
Iran's top legislative body, the Guardian Council, said it had found no major violations in the election, which it called the "healthiest" vote
Originally posted by FreeSpeaker
reply to post by john124
Good. Not in the sense of mudering protesters, but by spouting this kind of rhetoric the regime weakens themselves further. Keep pushing the people harder and harder and they will eventually throw the supreme council out on their butts, if they are lucky. Ripped to pieces in the streets if they are unlucky. Good either way.
[edit on 26-6-2009 by FreeSpeaker]
Originally posted by Retseh
I'm shocked, they are usually so tolerant and compassionate towards their fellow human beings.
while a hardline Iranian cleric called for the execution of leading "rioters."
*****Iranian cleric says "rioters" should be executed*****
They're calling for executions of protestors..... this fits right in line with what has been reported on CNN and the youtube videos, as they wouldn't be sat drinking tea with those the regime want to execute now would they?
"They should be punished ruthlessly and savagely," he said. Under Iran's Islamic law, punishment for people convicted as "mohareb" is execution.
Originally posted by redhead57
Back in 80 I dated one of the Iranian students that were here on those visas and stayed after it expired out of fear. His family had been part of the regime of the Shah and when the takeover happened his whole family was nearly wiped out. Change of regime over there is not simple and these people in power are well aware of what they are facing if a coup were to really happen there. I only hope the momentum continues and the people come out in full force, that is the only way this will end well for the people of Iran. IMHO
Originally posted by Zerbst
nobody has been executed.
I'd also like to say that I cannot believe everyone responding to this thread overlooked the word "rioters"?
you completely disregarded the entire situation!