Rahmanipour and Alizamani

Executed over election unrest

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran executed two people on Thursday over widespread street unrest that erupted after the Islamic Republic's disputed presidential election in June, an Iranian news agency reported.

The two were among 11 people sentenced to death on charges including moharebeh (waging war against God), trying to overthrow the Islamic establishment and membership of armed groups, the ISNA students agency said.

The executions were the first carried out for election-related incidents and may further increase tension in Iran ahead of possible new anti-government protests next month.

The presidential election, which was followed by huge opposition rallies, plunged Iran into its deepest internal crisis since the 1979 Islamic revolution and exposed widening establishment divisions.

In the most serious violence since the aftermath of the election, eight people were killed in clashes between opposition supporters and security forces on Ashura, the holy Shi'ite day of ritual mourning, that fell on December 27.

"Following the riots and anti-revolutionary measures in recent months, particularly on the day of Ashura, a Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court branch considered the cases of a number of accused and handed down the execution sentences against 11 of those," ISNA said.

"The sentences against two of these people ... were carried out today at dawn and the accused were hanged," ISNA said, adding the sentences had been confirmed by an appeal court.

It named the two as Mohammad Reza Alizamani (right) and Arash Rahmanipour (left).

"The sentences for the other nine of the accused in recent months' riots are at the appeal stage ... upon confirmation, measures will be undertaken to implement the sentences," ISNA said.

ISNA said the charges included membership of two anti-revolutionary groups, including a pro-monarchy association.


Pure Persian


by Pure Persian on

with every innocent left, i just ask myself, who gonna judge them in somehow? how they gonna judged? shall we be fair enough? or need to use the most tormented tool? I DONT THINK SO, they dont have even a sence of human being.......

Down to IRI, Down to all Mullas, Down to this regime..DOWN TO THOSE TORMENTORS,

az azaabe khoda koja khahan raft????????????????

  • Pure Persian Banoo


Revolted by these murders

by rwitonsk on

I am deeply outraged and sickened by the regime murdering two innocent people Mohammad Ali Reza Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour on Thursday.  I was particularly saddened that Mr. Rahmanipour was only 19 years old at the time of his murder and that he was killed for "crimes" committed when he was 16 or 17 years old, thus making the Islamic regime responsible for the murder of a child.  I send out my deepest condolences to their families.  I dedicate myself in their memory to continue standing with the iranian people until they are free from this totalitarian Islamic regime and able to live in freedom under a secular democratic republic.


Those who deserve the death penalty

by Fair on

Are the oppressors of the people- Jannati, the Islamic Fuehrer, Ahmadinejad, and their cronies.

These two you refer to were executed on charges of "fighting God". Nowhere in the sentence does it say "attack that killed military commanders".

So here is where I draw the line No Fear- if someone is executed on BS charges without a trial and representation and a chance to appeal by a criminal government, they are innocent victims. If they were guilty, they should have been proven so properly.

So stop trying to justify murder, it is no use. Even your usual propaganda tricks won't work this time. You can't pin this on any Zionist or British or American intelligence. This is a heinous crime strictly and squarely commited by mullahs in the name of Islam, and you cannot even pretend to be justified here.





No Fear, you will be martyred yourself pretty soon.

by پیام on

US anti terror agencies must be on you by now. One of these days your face will show up on CNN and all of us supporters of a free Iran will have a laugh at your expense.

Darius Kadivar

FYI/Aljazeera interview on execution

by Darius Kadivar on

activist and blogger Potkin Azarmehr on Aljazeera After the Execution of Arash Rahmanipour & Mohammad Reza Zamani



No Fear

Acting against national security deserves the death penalty

by No Fear on

The two mentioned were executed for crimes that had NOTHING to do with the post election results. They were captured BEFORE the riots.

Did IR use the execution timing as a warning for the upcoming 22 bahman event? Possibly, yes. It is a strong messege to the rioters that enough is enough. Bringing all the captured rioters in the trial of these two traitors to listen to their confessions is a wake up call for those greenies to realize how different their goals are from those who have sworn to topple IR at any cost.

Both those two belonged to terrorist organizations. MKO speaks for itself and the other organization ( The monarchist association? ) claimed responsibility for that attack which killed a few military commanders during that event in Semnan ( ? ).

So, how come all of the sudden these two are our heros?

Would you call Abdolmalik Rigi our hero? or anyone who supports his group?

Where do you draw the line?

gitdoun ver.2.0


by gitdoun ver.2.0 on

Deepest Condolences for the family. Their deaths will not be in vain. More people will be disillusioned from these murderers and join the opposition. The fight for freedom, democracy, and prosperity will move forward. --MARG BAR DICTATOR !!!!  


Mohammad Reza and Arash RIP

by Fair on

We wil never forget you and you will not have died in vain. The fascist criminals led by the Islamic Fuehrer will be held accountable for these crimes. You two are our fallen brothers, and are the last two in a long line of Iranians throughout history who have said




Notice that the usual traitors and supporters of fascism like Waffen SS Major have just shut up on this one because they have nothing to say. For them, people like these two are an "undercurrent", and secretly murdering them for the crime of "fighting with God" is "law enforcement" What worthless scum and traitors.

See you fascists on 22 Bahman. Get ready for your end, and start practicing begging for mercy. You will need it. You are no different than Saddam Hussein and Chemical Ali- the sworn enemies of the Iranian people.



F**K God

by عموجان on

Where the F**k is he? better yet where is Mahdi?



by yolanda on

The guy on the left was only 19 years old. The guy on the right was 37 years old. IRI is mean....they hanged a teenager.....


Damn These Mullahs.....

by R2-D2 on

May Every Single One Burn For Eternity In Hell .....




Khar jaan is that Iranian karaoke? Love that song

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.



by shushtari on

you're right......however, you really believe that a dipshit akhoond like khomeini had the brains to organize and carry out the fiasco of 79!!!!

the shah could have easily unleashed the army on the mullahs and their feletini thugs......in fact, gen oveissi, badrei, and others begged him to go to kish for a few days while they took care of business, but he refused.....

carter, bbc, etc.....all these external elements helped khomeini disseminate his bs into iran....

of course people were too stupid and liberal to fall for that crap....




by Khar on

Dorood Bar Ravaan e Paakeshaan!

In their memory, Yavare Hamishe Momen:



We have to keep track of the judge's name and those in charge

by XerXes. on

And put their names in our calendars and if not them, kill their kids in time.
We have to get rid of all these bastards and put the true Islamic Republic government in place. Go Khatami, go green.


Channel your rage & sorrow into action. Any action

by Hovakhshatare on

that you think can help. Get energized by them and their deaths shall not be in vain. We are all soldiers in this fight and there are no boundaries. We, our families, beautiful kids selling chewing gum in streets, everyone you love in Iran are in this together to save our heritage & future. Love them as they loved our nation and celebrate them by actions and they will live on through us.



به کدامین گناه


      هر شب ستاره ای به زمین می کشند، اما این آسمان هنوز غرق ستاره است.


If this was meant and is

by Bavafa on

If this was meant and is their way to create fear and deter the Iranian people

Then I have no doubt that this crime will only have the exact opposite and strengthen the people resolve.

People have been living with this criminal regime for way too long and have seen worse, the regime may be able to delay it but can not stop it any more.


And for those who are giving their lives and livelihoods, doorood bar shoma.  You will not be forgotten.




by rtayebi1 on




by AsteroidX on

So sad ... their poor families.


God bless

by Fatollah on

their time will come soon enough ...


Its not Carter's fault

by Cost-of-Progress on

We are too quick to blame others for our own short comings. If we allow others to take advantge of us because our mentality is in the 7th century, we cannot blame them for taking advantage of our "state of mind".  We would do the same if we had the power.

If anything, we should blame ourselves for allowing a bunch of arse backward, anti-nationalist low-lives to walk all over us for 30 friggin' years.

Over and out.





the akhoonds....

by shushtari on

will burn in hell forever.....

they have no respect for human life.....or iran

roohe shah shad......this is what you get when you let carter and other liberal morons rule the world.....


I pray that 2010 is the last year of the amame 


Against Capital Punishment but to be clear:

by mamadali on

The article is misleading: the two were executed NOT because of post-election violence.  Whatever they did was before the elections although they were included in the post-election 'mass trials'.  Here is a slightly better report from AP:


Hopefully the honest viewers of this thread aren't fooled by the clearly intentional misdirections.

Javidan Iran!

Mamad Ali


Mort Gilani

We will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten

by Mort Gilani on

Here is an analysis of IRI terror tactics and how to respond:



Freedom martyrs

by statira on

Khoda een Akhonda va Hezbolaheea ra zalil koneh, eeshalah. Elahi kermeshoon berizeh.

Roohe azizane shahidemoon shad bashe.

Anonymous Observer

I told you so!

by Anonymous Observer on

I said that executions were going to happen on this thread:


it was the first comment on the thread.  I am not surprised at all.  The regime is going back to its tried and proven tactics of the 1980's.  First they were confronted by an opposition and a challenge to their absolute rule.  next, they saw that they were losing control.  After that they noticed that blaming foreigners wasn't working too well.  So, they bombed and killed prof. Ali Mohammadi to create and impression of chaos and manufactured "foreign" intervention to give them the justification to start "eliminating" and terrorizing the population.  Executions were the natural next step.  Not surprising at all.

The big question is whether this method of terror will dissuade the protesters from coming on to the street on 22 Bahman.  If it does, then the opposition and the challenge to the IRI will essentially "freeze" for at least several years.  But of people still come onto the streets and protest, then IRI's days are really numbered.  We will see.   

Anahid Hojjati

how many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry?

by Anahid Hojjati on


 This execution reminds me of Bob Dylan's song titled: Blowin' In the Wind

Blowin' In The Wind


How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.


Darius Kadivar

So Sad ... and so foolish of the regime

by Darius Kadivar on

And how foolish of the Regime to turn them into martyrs. If I were pro-IRI ( which needless to say I am not) I would have at worst given them a life sentence in prison.

But Hanging them only turned them into martyrs and ultimately will prove counter productive to the regime itself by boosting the cause of the monarchy or anyother so called anti revolutionary group which this regime wishes to belittle and discourage.

I wonder what they hoped to gain through this dispicable execution all the more that I am quite certain they were both innocent and probably not even a threat to the regime.

Truly disgusting ...

Rooheshan Shad !

Mona 19

درصورت تائید حکم از سوی دادگاه تجدید نظر ...

Mona 19

۹ نفر دیگر اعدام خواهند شد  :( 

جعفری دولت آبادی دادستان تهران :  دستگاه قضایی با سرعت، دقت و هوشیاری محاکمه تعدادی دیگر از متهمان اغتشاشات روز عاشورا را در روزهای آتی و به صورت علنی برگزار خواهد کرد و افکار عمومی را در جریان اقدامات این افراد قرار خواهد داد...وی در خصوص گرایشات این افراد اعلام کرد که بازداشت شدگان دارای تعلقاتی به سلطنت طلبان، طیف های ضد انقلاب، بهائیت می باشند.