Tuesday, November 07, 2006

This Week in Iran

I know that I upset the apple cart a bit last month by discussing something mind-shatteringly positive (but as it turned out, reassuringly ephermeral) about the Islamic Republic of Iran so I hope to rectify this error by bringing you:

This Week In Iran.
  • Mohammad Askani, a political prisoner, was publicly hanged in Iran-Shahr;
  • Amir E. and Ali H., 2 Iranian men, were hanged in a prison in Ahwaz for theft & murder;
  • Mohebali Gholamian Moqaddam & A. N. (alias Amir) were hanged in public in northern and south-eastern Iran;
  • More than half a dozen people ("trouble-makers") were hanged in the province of Sistan-va-Baluchestan;
  • Parviz Minaki was hanged in the southern province of Hormozgan.

And there we have it. Forgive my indelicacy, but the number of Iranians executed last week exceeded my bowel movements.

Now, in today's news it was revealed that a convicted sex offender from the States has been ordered to wear a t-shirt that reads, "I am a registered sex offender". The individual will have to wear his scarlet letter(s) for 22 months after he is released from prison. I think that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's Oppressor President, should be forced to wear a similar t-shirt whenever he addresses the UN, or travels to enlightened pockets of civilization abroad. Perhaps one that reads, "I kill my own citizens" or, "I have effectively returned my country to the Dark Ages" or "I hate women (although their reproductive organs are nice)". You choose.


Blogger knarf said...

Is it fair to bring your bowel movements into this?

5:49 p.m.  
Blogger Cat in Rabat ( كات في الرباط) said...

My bowels & the Islamic Republic of Iran are both scatalogical topics.

8:28 p.m.  
Blogger knarf said...

Yes, but their frequency of executing "criminals" seems much more regular than your bowel movements ever were...

8:46 p.m.  
Anonymous Liosliath said...

I take it you're against the death penalty?

9:04 p.m.  
Blogger Cat in Rabat ( كات في الرباط) said...

If I ate 3 boxes of Colon Blow a day, I couldn't keep up with Iran's executions .... and yes L, I'm against the death penalty ;)

9:28 p.m.  
Blogger knarf said...

Colon Blow?

Dare I axe?

10:26 p.m.  
Blogger Cat in Rabat ( كات في الرباط) said...

Ahhh, from "Dumb & Dumber". A classic scene.

11:23 p.m.  
Anonymous ByronBring said...

Well, I don't know what to think about the death penalty - I used to be dead against it, but what is the point of keeping people alive when they want to die, like the Moors Murderer, who has to be guarded day and night to prevent him committing suicide?

Iran is a different case though as I suspect that the authorities just put to death anyone who opposes them - "Iranian authorities routinely execute dissidents on the bogus charge of drug smuggling.
- Iran Focus". I see that the UN has given then $22million to help fight drug smuggling - so I wonder where that has gone?

8:32 p.m.  
Blogger woman wandering said...

Hey there, did you ever read 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' ?

It's by Azar Nafisi and I'm kind of loving it presently.

10:16 p.m.  
Blogger Cat in Rabat ( كات في الرباط) said...

'Reading Lolita in Tehran' is a fabulous read. Glad you're enjoying it!

10:55 p.m.  

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