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Iran Begins Trial Of Postelection 'Rioters'
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1 Aug 2009 | Ali Akbar Dareini

Posted on 08/01/2009 1:51:30 AM PDT by edpc

TEHRAN, Iran – Opposition political activists and protesters stood trial in Tehran Saturday on charges of rioting and conspiring against the ruling system in the country's first trial following the disputed presidential election, Iran's state media reported.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ahmedinejad; election; iran; mousavi
I would expect similar charges being leveled against US citizens in the near future.

Flashback to excerpts of the DHS memo on "Right Wing Extremists" paving the way for demonization and possible legal action against lawful protesters.

those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration

[T]he consequences of a prolonged economic downturn – including real estate foreclosures, unemployment and an inability to obtain credit – could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists

Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of right-wing extremist groups as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government

The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by right-wing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement

Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists

1 posted on 08/01/2009 1:51:30 AM PDT by edpc
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Iran Begins Trial Of Postelection 'Rioters'

Meanwhile, our world-beater of a President is knocking back brewskis and getting ready for a pricey summer vacation. We've got it good, don't we?

2 posted on 08/01/2009 2:16:22 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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They may get charged with “disturbing state security” (Musavi was threatened with this charge), or “muharibeh” (fighting against Islam).

Article 27 of Iran’s constitution says “Public gatherings and marches may be freely held, provided arms are not carried and that they are not detrimental to the fundamental principles of Islam.”

The protestors aren’t armed, so they only way they can make them illegal is if they claim they’re “detrimental to the fundamental principles of Islam”...in other words charge them with muharibeh.

After all, I’d call protesting for freedom detrimental to the fundamental priniciples of Islam.....

Prayers for the brave people of Iran


3 posted on 08/01/2009 8:44:39 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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