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  • Clinton says trial shows Iran 'is afraid of its own people'

    08/09/2009 6:00:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 50 replies · 1,948+ views
    Iran's trial of more than 100 people who it has linked to post-election unrest is a "sign of weakness" and shows that the Islamic republic "is afraid of its own people," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN Thursday. "It is a show trial, there's no doubt about it," Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in a wide-ranging interview to be broadcast on his "GPS" program Sunday. "It demonstrates I think better than any of us could ever say that this Iranian leadership is afraid of their own people, and afraid of the truth and the facts coming out." Clinton...
  • French woman, embassy staff confess in Iran trial

    08/08/2009 10:50:11 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 746+ views
    TEHRAN, Iran A young French academic and local staff of the British and French embassies stood trial Saturday with dozens of Iranian opposition figures and confessed to being involved in the country's postelection unrest. Iran's opposition and rights groups have condemned the trial as a sham and say such confessions are coerced and scripted. Britain, which seemed caught off guard by the appearance of its embassy employee, called it an outrage.
  • Iran dissidents: Behind confessions, prison ordeal

    08/07/2009 7:54:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 431+ views
    A prisoner forced to confess tries to speak with his eyes - to tell those watching that he's admitting to crimes he never committed because he's been broken by days alone in a cell and interrogators' threats to his family and loved ones. And because it's the only way to get free, said Ebrahim Nabavi, a popular Iranian satirist whose televised confession came after he spent more than three months in prison in 2000 for his written jabs at the ruling clerics. Nabavi believes he saw the same thing happen as he watched two of Iran's most prominent pro-reform politicians...
  • Her 4-year Rikers hell ends

    01/26/2007 5:40:57 AM PST · by diefree · 26 replies · 1,073+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | January 26, 2007 | PETER KADUSHIN & LEO STANDORA
    Slay charge tossed BY PETER KADUSHIN and LEO STANDORA DAILY NEWS WRITERS A Mexican immigrant languished in a Rikers Island jail cell on murder charges for more than four years before Queens prosecutors finally admitted yesterday they had no case. Lourdes Torres had tears in her eyes when the charges were dismissed in Queens Supreme Court. "Thank you. I am grateful," said the 31-year-old woman, who, throughout her ordeal, denied she killed her boyfriend.
  • Karr was eyeing sex change

    08/20/2006 12:32:53 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 35 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | August 20, 2006
    Karr was eyeing sex change * * Email * Print * Normal font * Large font August 20, 2006 - 2:30PM Karr (left) and JonBenet Ramsey Karr (left) and JonBenet Ramsey AdvertisementAdvertisement The man who confessed to killing JonBenet Ramsey had another bizarre secret up his sleeve in the months before his arrest - he was visiting a surgical centre that specialises in sex-change operations. Staff at the Pratunam Clinic, Thailand's top transgender centre, told the New York Daily News yesterday that 41-year-old John Mark Karr was a patient of theirs - but wouldn't say how close he was to...