Iran confirms death sentence for opposition activists
AFP / staff
15-May-2010 (2 comments)
Sat May 15, 9:14 am ET

TEHRAN (AFP) – The death sentence for six opposition activists arrested in protests after last year's disputed presidential election in Iran have been confirmed, Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said Saturday.

The six were accused of belonging to the exiled and outlawed People's Mujahedeen, the opposition group the Islamic republic's regime calls "the hypocrites."

Three were arrested after opposition protests during the Shiite mourning holiday of Ashura last December, Dolatabadi said, naming them as "Ahmad Daneshpour Moghadam, Mohsen Daneshpour Moghadam and Alireza Ghanbari."

"Their death sentences have been confirmed, but they have asked to be pardoned," the Fars news agency quoted Dolatabadi as saying.

It quoted the prosecutor as saying the death penalty for the other three, Mohammad Ali Saremi, Jafar Kazemi and Mohammad-Ali Haj-Aghai who were arrested in September last year, had also been confirmed.

Dolatabadi had announced in Janu... >>>

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Mort Gilani

In response to this judgment,

by Mort Gilani on

Iranians in Iran shall set all oil wells on fire as well as all existing transportation pipeline and arteries carrying liquid and gaseous fuel. The bankrupt Islamic regime will not hesitate for a second to execute the order of buffoons acting as judges until the regime is faced with a heavy price tag for its behavior.

The Islamic Republic has done nothing for Iranians but to squander Iranian wealth and should be denied of any revenue especially from oil and gas.


terrible wording

by OurCommunity on

does AFP copy these sentences from IRNA?! WTF?

look at this sentence:

"Last Sunday Iran also hanged five militants, including a Kurdish woman,
convicted of bombing government offices and a gas pipeline to Turkey and
described as being Mohareb, state media reported."

at least provide some of the other views, there has been an outcry against how these sentences were wrong. You can easily interview the family, or their lawyer, mention the fact that the court hearing was less than 10 minutes long.

this is terrible journalism!