Skip to comments.IRAN: Price of freedom? [One Article - Two Points]
Posted on 08/03/2007 7:33:48 PM PDT by humint
Tehran, Iran, Aug. 03 - Authorities hanged two men in public in Tehran on Thursday for killing a senior judge in 2005. The executions took place outside the judiciary headquarters in front of a large crowd as well as Iran's chief of police Brig. Gen. Ismaeil Ahmadi-Moqqaddam and Tehran's chief prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi. Majid Kavousifar and Hossein Kavousifar had been convicted of killing Hassan Moqqaddas in his car in 2005.
There were reports of executions after unfair trials. Exiles and human rights monitors alleged that many of those supposedly executed for criminal offenses, such as narcotics trafficking, were political dissidents...
...experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
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