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IRI justice

August 22, 2009

For some people, especially those who lurk anonymously behind their hateful comments, it is a shock to the system to consider that one can be critical of the Iranian government, the U.S. media as well as social media outlets as the manufacturer of spin and falsity. ‘Drewery Dyke, an Amnesty International Iran researcher, said that Reza’s case was “consistent with other reports we have received in terms of the severity of disregard for human dignity, the unrestricted abuse without any recourse to justice, the involvement even of judicial persons in rape abuse and the denial of the basic right to healthcare.”

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  1. Behnam permalink
    September 14, 2009 12:08

    In this environment, rumors are rife. It’s very difficult to distinguish truth from falsehood. Each side in the conflict freely engages in falsehood and exaggeration. In the Iranian government’s case, the falsehoods are coupled with coercion. In the case of the democratic opposition, their falsehoods are magnified many-fold by the West and its media. It would be prudent to exercise caution in accepting unverified claims.

    I’m convinced that people were tortured and in some cases killed in Kahrizak. Evidence for rape, however, is as yet inconclusive.

    Behnam

  2. September 15, 2009 00:24

    Thanks for weighing in Behnam. At the risk of simplifying what you point out, that’s just it: the IRI downplays the use of force, and the dominant U.S. media contorts it to fit with its interests. The rub is when the U.S., in tandem with its dominant media spin machine (and as seen in the post-election environment, social media networks), builds on human rights violations in its case against Iran’s failure to be submissive to a pro-U.S. Middle East agenda. It is the height of hubris and organized arrogance: I mean, who can forget the constant pillaging and rape at U.S. military bases and invaded lands?

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