About Iranian Journalist Risks Death Penalty For Satire
|February 7th, 2006||#1|
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Iranian Journalist Risks Death Penalty For Satire info
In the piece, Foroutan compares the Islamic revolution to the spread of the AIDS virus, saying that it "arrived in Iran in 1979", the year of the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeni. In the article entitled "Make the fight against AIDS public", the reformist former president of Iran, Mohammad Khatami is described as "a remedy that allowed for the diffusion of the virus," while the current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is "the virus in the first person", while the Pasdaran, the judicial authority and the ministry of intelligence, have been defined as the "diffusion centres".
Tamaddon Hormozgan is owned by Ali Dirbaz, the parliamentarian who belongs to the Abadgaran faction which supports the current Iranian president. Ali Dirbaz took immediate action against the editors and in some statements to the media, he has also called for the death penalty for the journalist.
Foroutan has been accused of insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic, an act that is punishable by death. In the meantime, the ministry of culture and Islamic orientation announced the imminent closing of 70 magazines which "do not respect the values of the revolution and express the concepts contrary to the principles of Islam".
She is a brave journalist!
|February 7th, 2006||#2|
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Unfortunately, it will take a lot of people like her speaking their true feelings and suffering the consequences. I believe the dissenters in the Soviet Union had some effect on the downfall of the SU.
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”
—John Stuart Mill
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Wish she could get away and defect to a sympathetic country and claim political asylum. Maybe that is something that some of the writers with the same opinions should do befor they get arrested.
|February 10th, 2006||#6|
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I am proud of my countrymen fighting the mullahs as much as they can.