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Thousands of Inmates Freed in Iran after Amnesty by Leader (making room for political prisoners)
FARS News Agency ^ | 2009-07-31 | FNA

Posted on 07/31/2009 10:23:06 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

"17,000 prisoners were freed after amnesty and commutation of punishment term of a number of prisoners by the Supreme Leader," State Prisons Organization's Deputy Director for Management and Resource Development Mohammad Ali Zanjirehi told FNA on Friday.

"40 percent of the country's inmates, who account for around 68,000 people, were liable to the amnesty," Zanjirei said, adding that 17,000 out of the 68,000 inmates have been freed and the rest have enjoyed commutation of their terms or will be granted leaves in final months of their incarceration.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.farsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; khamenei; pardoned; prisoners
You would expect nothing but lies from these cretin, and they have delivered again.

"Noting that the number of post-election detainees is estimated at around 300, member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hojjatoleslam Hossein Ebrahimi told FNA on Thursday, "140 detainees were freed yesterday." "

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They are simply making room for the recent political prisoners, and turned the real crooks on the street.

However we know, the real crooks run the government.

1 posted on 07/31/2009 10:23:08 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Well, let’s consider the source and the deep hole the regime is trying to dig its way out of.
There’s no way to verify whether 17 prisoners have been freed.


2 posted on 07/31/2009 10:34:42 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yes, usually the totalitarian societies clear their prisons of violent felons so that they can incarcerate political prisoners

In the old USSR....violent felons always got lesser sentences compared to political prisoners

Note that mot liberal regimes (and liberals in this country) are pro-violent criminal rights.....you can’t fill up the prisons with rapists, murderers, child molesters, et al....and have room for the political prisoners


3 posted on 07/31/2009 10:44:26 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Know the difference between "conservative" and "republican")
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To: nuconvert

Try 17,000 prisoners.

There have been reports of over 3,000 detainees since the election. And most sources agree at least 140 murders by the militias. Some use figures of at least 300 killings, and many more simply missing.

These are very evil cretin.


4 posted on 07/31/2009 11:20:23 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I would not be surprised to learn that released violent criminals were recruited into the Basiji, to attack anti-government protesters (and rape female protesters as well).


5 posted on 07/31/2009 11:23:05 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Yes, that might have been another motive.

These are exceedingly evil cretin.


6 posted on 07/31/2009 11:38:01 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Texas Fossil

You missed my drift. Maybe I should have phrased it “even 17”. I wouldn’t believe for a minute that it released 17,000. But it sure sounds good to anyone gullible enough to believe it.

“There have been reports of over 3,000 detainees since the election. And most sources agree at least 140 murders by the militias.”

I am familiar with the vileness and evil of this regime.
It’s hundreds of murders. And there have been way more than that arrested and countless who have disappeared.

As for Kahrizak prison which the regime says it closed down, it’s being reported that it closed because of a meningitis outbreak, not out of compassion or a sense of humanity. Supposedly, some guards have come down with it and there have been some deaths.


7 posted on 07/31/2009 1:10:46 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I am sorry I miss-understood what you meant.

Yes, I know the atrocities are much worse than reported. I have been trying to gauge this by twitter snippets for weeks. It is the only real source of news that I have found. That and some web links via twitter.

Read a few moments ago that the military was on the side of the people, but refused to step in without a credible leader.

Rafsanjani was briefly commander in chief of the Army and a “moderate” in the administration. Not sure if he could be turned, but if he could he might be the man for the job.

An Islamic state is not the future of Iran. The people know it. Do not want to go back there. Like Communism is is all lies and corruption. It is totally consumed with hate.

I pray daily for God to free the Iranians (Persians). Have no Iranian family members or close friends, but love all who love Freedom.


8 posted on 07/31/2009 1:29:16 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Rafsanjani is not a moderate, never was. He’s a murderer with outstanding warrants in Argentina for his involvement of the bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish Centre in which 85 people were killed, and wanted in Germany for his involvement in the assassination of Kurdish leaders in a restaurant (Mykonos) in Berlin. Rafsanjani was president of Iran during both.
He is also pro-nuclear weapons and anti-Israel.

Don’t believe the ‘moderate’ “pragmatic” tag that the media likes to put on him. If he took over Iran tomorrow (which he would certainly love), the mass executions would begin.


9 posted on 07/31/2009 4:03:57 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

It is obvious that you are familiar with the turf. And I respect your judgment if you are connected there.

All I remember Rafsanjani from is the “U.S. hostage” situation under Carter.

The Twitter traffic indicates that he is less hard line than Kholmeni. And when the military officers were arrested (24?) I thought it might be out of fear he could unite the military against Kholmeni. No Mullah is good for future of Iran.


10 posted on 07/31/2009 4:16:26 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I’m not Iranian.

Khomeini died in 1989. Khamenei has been Supreme Leader since. The names can be confusing.

You’re right, “No Mullah is good for the future of Iran.”


11 posted on 07/31/2009 4:32:35 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Plead weak on spelling especially Iranian names and looked up the spelling on the web. Looks like I made the wrong choice.

I knew about the death of Khomeini, but did not know that the new head Mullah was spelled differently. Thanks for the correction and clarification.

Are you Persian, or did you work in Iran?


12 posted on 07/31/2009 4:37:03 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Texas Fossil; LibreOuMort
I pray daily for God to free the Iranians (Persians).

You are not alone, my friend.

13 posted on 07/31/2009 7:49:45 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - one victim of murderous regime)
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