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Celebrating 22 Bahman

By Jahanshah Javid

January 7, 2010

This year February 11 [22 Bahman in the Persian year] will be a very special day.

The [Faqihi] regime will find it hard and embarrassing to deploy a large number of security forces on a day when the nation is supposed to celebrate the anniversary of the glorious revolution. But embarrassment has never stopped these thugs, so prepare for the worst.

To scare the opposition off the streets, a number of innocents will be executed in advance. This will bring joy to the bloodthirsty supporters of the regime. But it will have the opposite effect on the masses at large. It will radicalize the protests more than what was witnessed on Ashoora.

In recent months the people have reclaimed and reinterpreted all the occasions this regime has held sacred:

  • On 13 Aban, "Marg bar America" ["Death to America"] became "Marg bar Roosiyeh" ["Death to Russia"].
  • On [so-called] Qods Day, cries of "Na Ghazeh, na Lobnan, jaanam fadaaye Iran" ["No Gaza, No Lebanon, I Die for Iran"] drowned "Marg bar Israel" ["Death to Israel"] slogans.
  • On 16 Azar, the people did not commemorate students killed during the Shah's regime but instead highlighted worse crimes committed by the [so-called] Islamic Republic, and
  • On Ashoora, [the Tyrant of Tehran Ali] Khamenei was crowned as our modern day Yazid, [may God curse him eternally].

And now we are approaching the holiest of holy days, the anniversary of the unholy "Islamic Revolution." The people will celebrate alright!

Article source: Celebrating 22 Bahman | Jahanshah Javid | January 7, 2010 | Iranian.com

Note: In the Bay Area, 22 Bahman is celebrated at Shia Association of Bay Area (Saba Mosque of San Jose).

The executions have commenced

Jahanshah Javid has spoken like a prophet: Iranian regime "human rights activists" have started executing those who transgress against the rights of ayatollah seyyed Ali Khamenei, a human, for sure, and the world's only legitimate leader:

Iran, With Opposition Protests Continuing, Executes More Prisoners

By NAZILA FATHI

February 2, 2010

Every Thursday since last April, Davoud Rahmanipour traveled to the notorious Evin prison in northern Tehran for a weekly visit with his son, Arash, 19, who was being held there while his lawyer appealed his death sentence.

The elder Mr. Rahmanipour was unsettled last Thursday to hear from prison authorities that his son had been transferred to a different prison. His misgivings gave way to shock and grief that afternoon when he heard, on state-run television, that his son had been hanged that day at dawn.

“We are in a devastating psychological and physical situation,” Mr. Rahmanipour said Monday in a tearful voice during a telephone interview.

He told Al Jazeera television on Friday that he was refusing to accept messages of condolence. “My son is a martyr for democracy,” he said.

Iran experts have said that the government hastily ordered the executions of Arash Rahmanipour and Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani, 37, another political prisoner, to intimidate the opposition and to silence the protests that have persisted since the disputed June 12 presidential elections.

With the government’s opponents planning another large demonstration on Feb. 11, the country is bracing for another wave of executions. At least nine other prisoners have been charged with the capital crime of moharebeh, which means waging war against God.

“The executions are clearly a sign of the government’s frustration to end the protests,” said Hadi Ghaemi, the executive director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, a group based in the United States. “There are fears that the government might engage in the kind of cleansing that it did between 1980 and 1988, when it executed more than 3,000 political prisoners.”

Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hussein Moussavi, the two leading figures in the opposition, have condemned the hangings and warned that they are aimed at intimidating the opposition.

Statements by a senior cleric, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, who praised the executions during the Friday Prayer sermons at Tehran University and called for more, have raised concerns.

“I thank the judiciary for executing these two men so quickly,” Ayatollah Jannati said in comments broadcast on state television, “but the judiciary needs to stand firmly. Otherwise, if it shows weakness, we will suffer more. There is no room for Islamic mercy.”

Mr. Rahmanipour and Mr. Ali-Zamani were arrested before the June 12 elections, but their cases became intertwined with those of protesters arrested in the demonstrations after the elections.

Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Tehran’s chief prosecutor general, said in an interview on Thursday that the two men had been found guilty of “planning to assassinate officials and to carry out explosions.” He said they had confessed to their crimes and had been tried in the presence of their lawyers.

Nasrin Sotoodeh, Mr. Rahmanipour’s lawyer, said that the confessions had been extracted under duress, and that she had not been allowed to attend the trial.

Her client’s pregnant sister was arrested and held for more than two months, Ms. Sotoodeh said, to put pressure on Mr. Rahmanipour, and the woman ultimately had a miscarriage. And his father was handcuffed and carried away when he tried to attend the trial. He was told that his son needed to make confessions.

On Aug. 17, Mr. Rahmanipour was shown in a green striped sweater on Press TV, a state-run, English-language channel, confessing to plans to bomb shrines. Mr. Ali-Zamani was shown confessing to having ties to American, Israeli and royalist agents.

On Saturday, the authorities held a trial for 16 protesters who were arrested in mass demonstrations on Dec. 27, the Shiite holy day of Ashura, during which at least eight protesters were killed. The prosecutor asked for the death sentence for five of them.

Copyright 2010 The New York Times Company.

Article source: The New York Times

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