News This is What Theocracy Looks Like
posted by April 19 at 9:21 AMon
Six members of a state militia that routinely attacks reformist politicians and violently breaks up pro-democracy meetings had been convicted of murder by lower courts. But the Iranian Supremes overturned the lower courts’ decisions.
According to the Supreme [Court]… the killers, who are members of the Basiji Force, volunteer vigilantes favored by the countryís supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, considered their victims morally corrupt and, according to Islamic teachings and Iranís Islamic penal code, their blood could therefore be shed.
And what were these moral bankrupts guilty of? Well, one 16 year-old girl—immediately hanged in public after an improvised trial—was suspected of “chastity crimes.” A young couple—engaged to be married—was executed for walking together in public.
In other Iran news: John McCain jokes about bombing Iran…