Thursday, 28 January 2010

Hanged: Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour

From the BBC: Iran ‘executes two over post-election unrest’
“Following the riots and anti-revolutionary measures in recent months, particularly on the day of Ashura, a Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court branch considered the cases of a number of accused and handed down death sentences against 11 of those,” Isna said, quoting a statement from the Tehran prosecutor's office.

“The sentences against two of these people... were carried out today at dawn and the accused were hanged,” the semi-official agency said, adding that the sentences had been confirmed by an appeal court.

It named them as Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour.

Some recent Iran posts from Potkin Azarmehr: What Karroubi Really Said, and Mossadegh was a Kaffir.

Naj on dysfunction and corruption in the Iranian economy: Oil for Orange!

Pedestrian on massive unemployment, inflation and more: This Didn’t Turn Out so Bad for Everybody.

Via Forever Under Construction, a documentary on Iran’s Taekwondo women: Kick in Iran.

From before the Islamic Revolution at Belog: the last film of Albert Lamorisse. (Related: Piet Schreuders revisits locations of The Red Balloon.)

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