Monday, August 03, 2009

Fars News: Anti-Government protester forced to confess to IRGC crimes?

That's what it looks like, doesn't it?
One of the rioters detained in Iran's post-election unrests confessed that he had used the uniform of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) during unrests to attack people with hand-made grenades.

Meisam Qorbani, who has confessed to his acts of sabotage including his misuse of IRGC uniform and attacking people with hand-made grenade and Cocktail Molotov during post election unrests in Iran, has been charged with acting against the country's national security.

In the confessions made during the interrogations and court trial, Qorbani admitted that he tried to spark tension among street rioters by using hand-made grenades.

The inmate also confessed that he had used the uniform to pretend that he was acting upon orders in a bid to escape arrest.

During unrests after June 12 presidential election Commander of the Basij (volunteer) forces announced identification and arrest of a gang of rioters who wore police or Basij uniforms to stir unrests and conduct operations of sabotage following the announcement of June 12 presidential election results. [...]
In another inversion of reality from Iran, Mehr News reports, "Leader calls election glorious":
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called the June 12 presidential election glorious.

The participation of 85 percent of eligible voters in the recent presidential election showed the people’s attachment to their achievements over the past 30 years, Ayatollah Khamenei said in the document officially endorsing the second term of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which was read out at the endorsement ceremony, which was held in Tehran on Monday.

“The people’s decisive and unprecedented vote for the elected president is a vote approving the four-year performance of the ninth administration,” part of the document said.

The election was in fact a vote in favor of the campaign against arrogance, brave resistance against international hegemonists, the campaign against poverty and corruption, and the administration’s strenuous efforts, Ayatollah Khamenei wrote in the document. [...]
This last sentence is interesting, however:
"I wish him and his colleagues success in serving the people… obviously the people’s vote and my endorsement will last as long as he sticks to this path," he added.
A little warning there?

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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