Show Trials Not Playing Well With Iranian Public
NPR (National Public Radio) / Corey Flintoff
02-Sep-2009 (4 comments)

Iran's hard-line government continues to parade groups of opposition figures through a Tehran courtroom as part of a nationally televised trial in which they are accused of trying to foment a revolution against the Islamic republic with the help of the U.S. and other foreign powers.

The government is prosecuting members of the opposition movement who maintained that Iran's June 12 election was stolen by loyalists of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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Early in the process, government prosecutors read from lengthy indictments intended to link the protesters to activities fomented allegedly by the CIA. Many of the accused have offered public confessions in which they admitted to "mistakes," ranging from teaching modern political concepts to meeting with foreign groups, such as the democracy-encouraging Soros Foundation.


Did a sympathizer write farcical confessions?

by FG on

In the story above I liked the suggest that some confessions were so farcical a sympathetic writer may have drawn them up to make fun of the regime.   You neve know, however.  Both Khamenei and Ahmadinejad seem to have an endless capacity for underestimating the intelligence of the Iranian people.   Thus a regime apologist suggested yesterday that most of the show trial defendants volutarily confessed because they were so impressed by the "kindness" of their Republican Guard keepers.   


dingo daddy En passant

that's a good theory

by dingo daddy En passant on

they are rediculously unbelievable.


Sajadpour a CIA Man ?

by k1s1000 on

This interview also contains "analysis" of the man who currently works for VoA (CIA TV) and also a think tank affiliated with the CIA. Should we think of him as a CIA man?

khaleh mosheh

Deliberate or just stupid

by khaleh mosheh on