These from our friends in Iran. Dissension in the ranks.
Tehran, July 15, 2010. Mullah Taeb attacked Rafsanjani and said: “if Hashemi wants to act to his knowledge he is religiously tasked not to interfere in the issues of his son… According to Judiciary he is an accused. I don’t say guilty but he is accused of a crime… He then put two choices in front of Rafsanjani and said: “it is one of these two for Mr. Hashemi he either does not act to his knowledge or the love for his son has overcome him”.
Pointing to Iran’s Uprising Mullah Taeb said: “we must admit that we had lack of intelligence in regard with the sedition. It is now clear for our security and intelligence system that this sedition intended to overthrow (the regime)”. He also attacked Khomeini’s grandson and said: “Seyed Hasan (Hassan Khomeini) committed a crime against the Establishment that his grandfather had founded. He approved the one who had committed crime against Imam’s movement. People (read regime’s subordinates) decisively announced on June 4 that they don’t approve him”.
Another example of the regime’s respect for human life.
Pregnant young woman awaits stoning.
Tehran- July 14, 2010. In the prison where Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (mother of two who was sentenced to death by stoning on adultery charges) is detained, two other women await stoning. One of them is Maryam Qorbanzadeh. This 25-year-old woman was sentenced to death by stoning for having a sexual relationship outside of marriage. Maryam is pregnant and expects the world to help her.
The misogynist Iranian government has in the past few years been forced to halt the stoning sentences for at least 13 women because of international pressure and in some cases, released them after lashing them 100 times. Kobra Babayi was one of these women. After her stoning sentence was stayed, she was lashed 100 times and then released. According to reports, her spinal cord has been damaged as result and she has trouble walking. Her children say that she has severe pain from the flogging which has made their mother’s life very difficult.
Probably ought to stop this one too.