Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Iran MPs want death penalty for opposition leaders

That will teach em!

Probably won't go over to well with the Iranian People, but what do they Know eh?

Ahmalitlmunky's days are numbered, but I don't think this is the time.

(Reuters) - Iranian lawmakers urged judiciary on Tuesday to hand out death penalties to opposition leaders for fomenting unrest in the Islamic state after a rally in which one person was killed and dozens were wounded, state media said.

Clashes broke out between security forces and protesters when thousands of opposition supporters rallied in sympathy for popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia on Monday, reviving mass protests that shook Iran after a presidential vote in 2009.

"(Opposition leaders) Mehdi Karroubi and Mirhossein Mousavi are corrupts on earth and should be tried," the official IRNA news agency quoted lawmakers as saying in a statement.

The loose term "Corrupt on Earth," a charge which has been leveled at political dissidents in the past, carries the death penalty in the Islamic Iran.

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei said: "Those who created public disorder on Monday will be confronted firmly and immediately."

Iranian authorities have repeatedly accused opposition leaders of being part of a Western plot to overthrow the Islamic system. The claim has been denied by Mousavi and Karroubi.

1 comment:

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It is certain the road to Freedom may be long and hard but if what you say here is true, and it appears to be, there is only the greater need to bring about the end... What ever stops or prevents the reality of Freedom needs to be removed.. politics or religions when used in abusive and perverse ways to "Control" the people can no longer be tolerated.­.. Some folks may think the people are sheep or cows to be herded and killed off but it is themselves that need to experience this treatment.