Senior Iranian Cleric Says that Protestors Should be Dealt With Mercilessly
VOA News
26-Jun-2009 (4 comments)

A senior Iranian cleric has called on the government to harshly punish leaders of the country's post-election protests. In a sermon at Tehran University on Friday, Ahmad Khatami said rioters should be dealt with cruelly and without mercy. He also accused foreign journalists of fomenting the demonstrations. Authorities have cracked down on massive protests led by defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, who alleges the vote was rigged. At least 17 people have been killed in clashes with security forces and hundreds have been detained.

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Ocean of HOPE & ACTION is patiently waiting

by kashanist (not verified) on

Let the dogs bark,this ocean that we've seen is not going away until the whole Iran is cleared of all the "alafhaaye Harz".

anonymous fish

I just hope that

by anonymous fish on

this doesn't mean the end of the protests.  I hope that they can revitalize themselves and reform stronger and more organized.  Such a magnificent effort on their part should not go to waste!!!  Not that it's been in vain but so close... so close.


Signs of extreme FEAR?

by Lili on

If they do it, it won't be the first masacre, but it will be the first for the children of the revolution--those born into the tyranny. It will be begining of the end for mullahs.


Ali P.

The day will soon come

by Ali P. on

Ahmad Khatami: There is a tree in Pahlavi Avenue, with your name on it...