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Iran giving out condoms for criminals to rape us, say jailed activists
guardian ^ | 24 June 2011 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Posted on 06/24/2011 6:03:51 AM PDT by george76

Smuggled letters allege authorities are using mass rape as a weapon inside Iran's most notorious prisons.

Prison guards in Iran are giving condoms to criminals and encouraging them to systematically rape young opposition activists locked up with them...authorities are intentionally facilitating mass rape and using it as a form of punishment.

Mehdi Mahmoudian, an outspoken member of Iran's Participation Front, a reformist political party, is among those prisoners who have succeeded in smuggling out letters revealing the extent of rape inside some of the most notorious prisons.

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one young prisoner was raped seven times in a single night. "In [Rajaeeshahr] prison, those who have pretty faces and are unable to defend themselves or cannot afford to bribe others are forcibly taken to different cells each night [to be raped]," he writes.

"The situation is such that those exposed to rape even have an owner and that owner makes money by renting him out to others and after a while selling him to someone else."

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: humanrights; iran; iranianprison; iranianprotests; islam; muslims; rape

1 posted on 06/24/2011 6:03:54 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

apparently the typical Muslim male in that part of the world has more screwed-up sexual baggage than a team of therapists could untangle in a lifetime.


2 posted on 06/24/2011 6:09:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76

Impossible. Ahmadinejad said there were no homosexuals in Iran.


3 posted on 06/24/2011 6:10:28 AM PDT by edpc (I disagree. Circle gets the square.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

A couple of 5.56mm will take care of that problem most tick.


4 posted on 06/24/2011 6:10:54 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: george76

Evil, and disgusting life forms.


5 posted on 06/24/2011 6:10:58 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: george76
...authorities are intentionally facilitating mass rape and using it as a form of punishment.

Isn't that how they do it here?

6 posted on 06/24/2011 6:13:03 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: george76

Islam has been an insane rape and murder cult since Mad Mo crawled out of the bat cave and barked at the moon.


7 posted on 06/24/2011 6:13:04 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: george76
Talk about poking the Tiger...how many of these victims are going to seek revenge against the state after they are sprung?
8 posted on 06/24/2011 6:17:57 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: george76

It’s been well-known that Iranian guards have used rape as a punishment and humiliation tool. It seems a bit bizarre that they’d care whether the inmates use condoms when raping another prisoner. Iranian prisons aren’t exactly known for caring about the well-being of their inmates.


9 posted on 06/24/2011 6:18:37 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: edpc

they only consider ‘catchers’ Homos in the middle east...’Pitchers’ are free to do as they please....and Islamicists, truly are the most screwed up of all the earths peoples....


10 posted on 06/24/2011 6:18:56 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: george76

Nuke all Moslims - and do it now!

ISLAM DELENDA EST - because of what Islam is and what Moslims do.


11 posted on 06/24/2011 6:20:08 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: george76
Islam has rules governing every aspect of life. One must be that homosexual rape is permitted when a goat or camel is unavailable.
12 posted on 06/24/2011 6:22:34 AM PDT by drpix
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To: george76
"The situation is such that those exposed to rape even have an owner and that owner makes money by renting him out to others and after a while selling him to someone else."

Reminds me that Mr. Edwards faces a similar future.

13 posted on 06/24/2011 6:22:54 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: FourPeas

I wonder if the prevention of AIDS is an issue here.


14 posted on 06/24/2011 6:32:09 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

From what I have read, you are right. It happens in our prisons as well...


15 posted on 06/24/2011 6:37:26 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“Isn’t that how they do it here?”

BIG difference.
1)
The prisons here may not be a picnic, but at least the people inside have had a trial and been convicted of actually committing a crime that warrants being inprisoned.
This article is talking about young opposition protesters, or even bystanders who were just picked up in a crowd who are languishing in prison before they may even have a trial, which in Iran is meaningless anyway.
2)
The crimes perpetrated against these protesters are State sanctioned - It’s all part of the mental & physical beat-down to discourage repeat protesting and to discourage others from speaking out.


16 posted on 06/24/2011 6:40:25 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: babygene

Please see post #16 for differences


17 posted on 06/24/2011 6:42:25 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
The crimes perpetrated against these protesters are State sanctioned - It’s all part of the mental & physical beat-down to discourage repeat protesting and to discourage others from speaking out.

It would have the effect of making me kill a very large number of people.

18 posted on 06/24/2011 6:44:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz

You might think that. But you’d be missing the whole picture of all the other daily mental and physical abuse, in prison and out.
It’s obviously effective, so the regime continues to use it.


19 posted on 06/24/2011 6:58:04 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Mo. I would kill a very large number of people.


20 posted on 06/24/2011 7:08:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Maine Mariner; george76; All
I wonder if the prevention of AIDS is an issue here.

AIDS is an issue in Iran. But its prevention in a prison in Iran is not. Except, perhaps, to protect a prison guard, when he rapes a female or a male who might be HIV- positive.

Interesting that I haven't come across any recent articles about drug distribution in Iranian prisons. Or, drug addiction in Iran in general. Drugs are another cruel & malicious tactic used by the Mullahs' regime to subdue the people, especially prisoners. News had it that back in 1999 during major Student demonstrations in Tehran, the regime sent its minions to student dorms to hand out free drugs.

I was sent an email in Persian back in April 2009 about drug distribution in a Gorgan prison. Gorgan is the capital of Golestan province (northeast of Iran, along the Caspian Sea). I translated it into English back then for a blog. It said the following:

“Please inform others of this news in order to stop this ongoing tragedy. I am contacting you from Gorgan, where 7 or 8 years ago they set fire to Raibaz prison [Amir Abad Gorgan] and lied by claiming the fire was accidental; they burned the prisoners alive. One of the surviving prisoners said the fire was deliberately lit. Now another abomination is underway.”

“Gorgan prison is worse than Rajaee-Shahr prison (in Karaj, near Tehran). Believe it that the tragedy taking place in Gorgan prison is 100 times more dangerous & horrifying. In Rajaee-Shahr and other secret prisons, the Islamic Republic tortures people. In Gorgan prison they make the prisoners dependent on deadly drugs – one can find all types of addictive, illicit, and deadly drugs ranging from Pills to Crack, Heroin, and Methamphetamine known as (Shisheh = Glass).

According to prisoners, Prison-Guards, and, even worse, the Prison Governor has a hand in distributing these. The cost of purchasing chemically-based, illicit drugs is less in the prison than outside; they even allow credit sales. The misfortune they bring upon people’s children in Gorgan Prison is not customary in the worst jails around the world. Please disseminate this news so that the International Community is aware, and can take action to help and prevent the continued occurrence of this tragedy.”

An article published in 2005 sheds some light on the drug problem in Iran; matters certainly haven't improved since then -- Opiates of the Iranian People

21 posted on 06/24/2011 7:39:53 AM PDT by odds
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To: nuconvert
The prisons here may not be a picnic, but at least the people inside have had a trial and been convicted of actually committing a crime that warrants being inprisoned.

In plain English ... they deserved it!

22 posted on 06/24/2011 7:48:19 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: george76

Now more than ever...

The good news is the Iranian Islamic regime stands behind its citizens.

The bad news is it’s rolling on a condom.


23 posted on 06/24/2011 7:53:15 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

No. Not at all. But your comments would fit right in with the liberal take on this.


24 posted on 06/24/2011 7:56:17 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
No. Not at all. But your comments would fit right in with the liberal take on this.

Oh, not at all; I can perceive the difference. They do it formally, while we do it informally. Please, if any liberals are reading this forum, let there be no misunderstandings.

25 posted on 06/24/2011 8:01:03 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Oh, not at all; I can perceive the difference. They do it formally, while we do it informally”

riiight....U.S. prisons and justice system are just as bad as Iranian prisons. How silly of me not to know that.


26 posted on 06/24/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: george76

I cannot understand this; I thought that the wonderful guardian.co.uk ... was all in favor of these sort of practices. You know ... support the ROP ... support homosexuality ... support ‘free love. Can’t see why their outrage.


27 posted on 06/24/2011 8:12:13 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: FourPeas; GladesGuru

It’s been well-known that Iranian guards have used rape as a punishment and humiliation tool.
///
very true. i’ve read an Imam say it’s NOT against Islam, and not “gay”, as long as the rapist guard doesn’t take “pleasure” in it.

...and what they do to female prisoners, is far far worse.
even ordinary women prisoners, often innocent, are forceably “married” before they are executed.
(for more info, Phyllis Chesler has done incredible research. And showing it has the “blessings” of even leading Imams in the Islamic world):

Rape, marriage of young Iranian girls before their execution
... Leader Ali Khamenei’s religious regime in Iran, a ... hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was ...
http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2009/07/rape-marriage-of-young-iranian-girls-before-their-execution.html

Iranian Basiji Militia Reports Assignment To Rape Women Prior ...
Monday, 20 July 2009 04:31 JihadWatch.org ... Khamenei’s religious regime in Iran, a ... his enforced participation in the rape of young Iranian girls prior to their execution
http://www.rightsidenews.com/200907205583/world/terrorism/iranian-basiji-militia-reports-assignment-to-rape-women-prior-to-their-execution.html

*GRAPHIC* Video evidence of rape in the prisons of the ...
... graphic* Planet Iran hat tip Banafsheh “The girls were more afraid of their ‘wedding’ night rape than the execution ... Jihadwatch Anti-Dhmmi of the Year
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/04/graphic-.html

...ultimately, GladesGuru may have the only actual solution.


28 posted on 06/24/2011 8:48:30 AM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: odds

Yes, I was thinking about trying to protect the prison guards from AIDS as the primary distribution of condoms to prisoners in Iran.


29 posted on 06/24/2011 9:06:19 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Elendur
It’s been well-known that Iranian guards have used rape as a punishment and humiliation tool. /// very true. i’ve read an Imam say it’s NOT against Islam, and not “gay”, as long as the rapist guard doesn’t take “pleasure” in it.

The primary & main motive for rape is power. Everything else results from asserting that power on the victim.

30 posted on 06/24/2011 9:08:25 AM PDT by odds
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To: george76

The predicted response of the State Department is above.

31 posted on 06/24/2011 12:41:05 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: george76

I guess the rape victims are supposed to be grateful that they use condoms?


32 posted on 06/28/2011 1:29:29 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
Talk about poking the Tiger...how many of these victims are going to seek revenge against the state after they are sprung?

What makes you think that any not deep into Stockholm syndrome, are ever going to be sprung.

33 posted on 06/28/2011 1:31:14 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato; rightwingextremist1776
Talk about poking the Tiger...how many of these victims are going to seek revenge against the state after they are sprung?

What makes you think that any not deep into Stockholm syndrome,

Very interesting comment about Stockholm syndrome, and it may well apply to some of these rape victims in prison.

As a psychologist, I can tell you that Stockholm syndrome, almost always develops when the perp or captor combines other forms of psychological pressure/abuse with occasional physical abuse. Or, threatens the victim with physical abuse, as punishment for non-compliance, in order to establish direct emotional & psychological dependence on the perp by the victim for his/her well-being.

Other forms of psychological pressure can range from kindness to isolation of prisoners & so forth. But, what matters is combining positive (reward e.g. kindess) with negative (punishment e.g. threats or actual abuse). The positive (reward) must be present, and must be genuinely felt by the victim.

Those who are continuously & only raped or tortured, are highly UNlikely to develop Stockholm syndrome. They'll develop hatred & when get the chance will seek revenge. Certainly, the families & relatives of these victims won't be suffering from Stockholm syndrome.

34 posted on 06/29/2011 7:48:20 PM PDT by odds
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To: Travis McGee

Islam is a war plan.


35 posted on 06/29/2011 7:49:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Gene Eric

Exactly. Compared to Mad Mo, Hitler was a piker with a very short-term vision.


36 posted on 06/30/2011 5:13:40 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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