March 02, 2013

"News": Iran Torturing, Executing, Amputating, Flogging in Public

This is .... news? Eh, maybe to people like Michael Moore:

Iran has stepped up executions of prisoners including juveniles as well as arrests of dissidents who are often tortured in jail, sometimes to death, the United Nations reported on Thursday....

"The Secretary-General remains deeply troubled by reports of increasing numbers of executions, including of juvenile offenders and in public; continuing amputations and flogging; arbitrary arrest and detention; unfair trials, torture and ill-treatment; and severe restrictions targeting media professionals, human rights defenders, lawyers and opposition activities, as well as religious minorities," Ban reported.

Oh, it's a UN report. This would be news to them.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:25 AM | Comments |