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    Iran opposition claims jailed protesters, women and boys raped

    An Iranian opposition leader has claimed that women and boys detained over the wave of unrest that swept the nation after the disputed presidential election have been brutally raped in custody.

    The allegations by defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi surfaced as Iran hit back at Western criticism of its mass trials of protesters, including British and French embassy staff. "A number of detainees have said that some female detainees have been raped savagely. Young boys held in detention have also been savagely raped," Karroubi said in a letter to powerful cleric and ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

    "The young boys are suffering from depression and serious physical and mental damage since their rapes," he said, urging a probe into the claims. Karroubi made the allegations in a "confidential letter" delivered on July 29 to Rafsanjani in his capacity as head of the Assembly of Experts, the powerful body which selects the supreme leader and supervises his activities.

    Karroubi, a reformist former parliamentary speaker who came a distant fourth in the June 12 election that returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power, has previously alleged that protesters were being abused and beaten in custody.

    About 2,000 opposition supporters were arrested in the aftermath of Ahmadinejad's disputed victory. Most have been released, but around 200 remain behind bars. At least 110 have also been put on trial.

    Karroubi urged Rafsanjani to take up the issue with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, saying the "clergy and the Islamic republic will be held responsible" for such acts. "The people who told me about this hold sensitive positions and some are veterans of the war with Iraq," he said in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by Agence France-Presse.
    Last month Khamenei ordered the closure of one detention centre, saying it was not "up to required standards." Several reformist newspapers have also reported that several protesters have died in custody, but officials say they succumbed to disease and denied they were beaten.

    The crackdowns have outraged the international community as Iran continues to battle its worst crisis since the 1979 Islamic revolution, with deep rifts between the country's clerical groups and the ruling elite.

    Iran opposition claims jailed protesters raped - Hürriyet Daily News and Economic Review

    So these disgusting apes claim to live and swear by the rule of God, yet they rape helpless women and small boys. Animals.
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    Re: Iran opposition claims jailed protesters, women and boys raped

    The fact that this is addressed to the leader of the only body in Iran that has the power to remove Khameini is telling.

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    Re: Iran opposition claims jailed protesters, women and boys raped

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    So these disgusting apes claim to live and swear by the rule of God, yet they rape helpless women and small boys. Animals.
    they are not Muslims. everybody knows that now. they will eventually go down, with their brainwashed dogs. oh, God. be forgiving is so hard these days. I see nothing but darker days ahead.

    It's always darkest before the dawn.

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    Re: Iran opposition claims jailed protesters, women and boys raped

    Quote Originally Posted by youknowwho View Post
    It's always darkest before the dawn.
    Your referring to the end of days?
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    Re: Iran opposition claims jailed protesters, women and boys raped

    Quote Originally Posted by youknowwho View Post
    they are not Muslims. everybody knows that now. they will eventually go down, with their brainwashed dogs. oh, God. be forgiving is so hard these days. I see nothing but darker days ahead.

    It's always darkest before the dawn.
    My thoughts are with you, as always, and with your country.

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    Re: Iran opposition claims jailed protesters, women and boys raped

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Your referring to the end of days?
    I believe that he is referring to the end of the current troubles.

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    Re: Iran opposition claims jailed protesters, women and boys raped

    Is he accusing the government of employing this as a systematic tactic against protesters, or is this something that is relatively routine in Iranian prisons and is largely a matter of lack of discipline among the prisoners and the guards?

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    Re: Iran opposition claims jailed protesters, women and boys raped

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Is he accusing the government of employing this as a systematic tactic against protesters, or is this something that is relatively routine in Iranian prisons and is largely a matter of lack of discipline among the prisoners and the guards?
    this is the systematic tactic against political prisoners including current protesters.

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    Re: Iran opposition claims jailed protesters, women and boys raped

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I believe that he is referring to the end of the current troubles.
    And you, or the other guy, honestly believe the current troubles will end? I don't think they will, not in our life time, and not ever judging from the way things get from bad to worse these days.
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