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Ten people were executed in the Rajaei Shahr prison of Karaj, west of Tehran early this morning.According to the Iranian news agency Mehr, all the men were convicted of drug trafficking & a total of 74 people hung since Dec 20,2010.


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Parsifal S (96)
Friday January 21, 2011, 10:47 pm
Collaborators to CIA drug distribution corporation.

US-Long term presidental senior adviser Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzeziński's doctrine is to encircle Russia and China for US (global) full spectrum dominance and Teheran is a lion in it's way.
Such it is considered a country on the "Axis-Of-Evil-List" and a CIA made Green Revolution was carried out
- without success. Also the brainwashing of the whole planet to blame Teheran by any means failed so far.
Trafficking "heavy" drugs in China and Russia and some arab countries (therefore) is considered treason and deserves death penalty.

But we should not blame other countries for their policy, we rather should look up the country, still claiming to be the leading nation. And compare the numbers of death panalties!!!
And then look up CIA drug transportation (corporation). Or Afghanistan US GI's protecting Heroine (and poppy) fields.
It's amazing.

Judith K (93)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 3:04 am
Death penalties are no sign of a civilized society, no matter where it occurs. And who knows, if that was not a convienient excuse to get rid of some critics of the regime.

Janice S (0)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 8:58 am
thank you for the article. i didn't realize hanging was an epidemic in Iran and includes women and children. incredibly sad. sending prayers for all.

Stelizan L (258)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 10:17 am
I do NOT agree to the death penalty but alas, I have very little time for anyone involved in any kind of drug trafficking. I still maintain the death penalty should be abolished totally and offenders rather incarcerated for life in 'forced work' prisons/institutions where they work for a living to pay for their 'keep' and support their family; that way, if ever any person is found innocent at any time thereafter, he still has his life. God gave him/her life, who are we to end it whenever we feel like it?????

Bart V. (0)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 11:00 am
A death penalty is not a sign of civilization by any means. There will always be people deserving of such a punishment, but to allow the state to stoop to the level of killers, is odious. Iran has little or no respect for anyone not submitting to not only Islam, but their brand of Islam. Their actions are a textbook example of the use of religion by the state for power & prosperity for its leaders.

Dana H (229)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 11:03 am
Thanks parsifal for the insight.This entire world is out of control.

. (0)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 12:06 pm
Overwhelming article to read.I truly don't know how to respond to this.

Sandra T (126)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 12:08 pm
Parsifal, golden star for your insightful comment! And so very, very true. Thank you Dana for the post,noted

Jon Stewart (37)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 12:48 pm
For a list of which countries have abolished the death penalty, and which have not:
We may have the largest economy (for the time being), and we may have the strongest military (and military budget), but we are running out of superlatives, most noticeably as a beacon of democracy and human rights.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 12:50 pm
Hanging human beings is an infinitely worse crime than trafficking drugs!
I see that others may be next, especially political prisoners, but, no petition!

Robert B (10)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 12:55 pm
I hope all of those who were hanged were ACTUALLY GUILTY and not innocent victims. I feel strongly that a death penalty IS needed for convicted murderers, rapists/abusers, child abusers & child abusers/molesters/rapists and for people who commit extreme torture/abuse on animals & people.

To all of those who are against a death sentence, your feelings will definitely change after someone close or that you love deeply is severely hurt or violently taken from you/killed. Violent people do not have a place anywhere in a civilized society. It's NOT fair for a person who violently took another person's life to live their own life out fully. If you think they should spend their life in jail/prison then think again. Prisons do get full and are full of some really, REALLY bad people. When more violent offenders come in they sometimes let the lesser offenders out to commit more crimes again. Just because someone does their time in jail/prison DOESN'T mean that they're reformed/cured. Child molesters, murderers & rapists should all DIE! Would you trust a child molester to be alone with and care for your VERY OWN children or anyone else's for that matter? If you answered YES then you're a LIAR or there's something seriously wrong with you!

William Y (54)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 1:08 pm
Utter insanity

john d (0)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 1:12 pm
Dreadful barbaric act. Certainly not the action of any civilised country.

. (3)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 1:13 pm
This article has led to so many interesting comments, we have the world in miniature here, with all its' views. Sometimes I realise how manipulated, very subtly, I have been, the whole of my life.

We are all people on a planet. It was formed without all the countries marked out, as we see in the atlas, or on a globe. It exists as it is. Man created the artificial boundaries, and created money . . . . and we were all born into this set-up. And the trouble that it causes. The greed, the envy, the hatred, the cruelty, the mistrust, the'haves' and the 'have-nots'. . . . .Sorry I'm probably not making total sense - but that's my point, really - sometimes this world just doesn't make any sense.

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 1:22 pm
Barbarianism, plain and simple. There is nothing humane or just in this.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 1:23 pm
Thanks Dana. This kind of thing happens routinely where capital punishment is legal.

Saturday January 22, 2011, 1:32 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 1:40 pm
Kathlene Lentz summed up my sympathies very well: "Barbarianism, plain and simple. There is nothing humane or just in this."

Bloodthirsty, state sanctioned murder under the guise of 'justice'...? Give us a break....!!!

Sharon Balloch (127)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 2:13 pm
Justice..I doubt it.. no need to be guitly there.. as they will just murder anyone they like anyway.. but then maybe I am wrong.. and they had real trials. and someone did not plant drugs on them..and on and on..

Ralph F (70)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 2:15 pm
Iranian politics seems to be at a "no-win" situation at the moment. On one hand, there is a Islamic Fundamentalist government with a very narrow and sometimes very cruel mindset. On the other hand there is, as mentioned above, an opposition funded by some of the same people who supported the ruthless former-Shah. It is interesting to note at some of the pro-Green Revolution demonstrations in the West, the flag of the former Shah was often seen. The Corporate media, while ignoring this fact, was obviously cheerleading rather than news reporting. Meanwhile, they ignore the fact that US Green Party & Libertarian Party candidates get arrested for showing up at debates for the selected Republicrat candidates. Back to the main issue here -- I guess it wasn't such a brilliant idea for the UK & US, "Intelligence" agencies to have helped overthrow the elected Mossadegh government back in 1953. For those who don't know, Mossadegh was democratically elected and was a secularist, but stood in the way of BP Oil's business agenda. For more info:

Robert O (12)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 2:22 pm
Terrible. I suppose this is what Iran considers housekeeping and removing those it deems undesirable. Makes my stomach turn.

perlita a (20)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 2:30 pm

Mike S (86)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 2:35 pm
Sadly noted and thank you Dana.

Nadia B. (8)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 2:55 pm
How long this is going to happen ??? As a Brazilian I am ashamed that our last president , Lula , supports the president of Iran . I really hope that the new president is against all this . This is insane .

Laverne Wallace (59)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 2:56 pm

Mary T (178)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 3:45 pm
Noted with disgust.

M B (62)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 3:48 pm
I'm not surprised, America is not the only country with death penalty.

Claudia O (73)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 3:59 pm
Will this ever end? Such sad news.

Shirley S (187)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 4:03 pm
What else would we expect from THAT country?

Lidia E F (8)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 4:33 pm
Savages.Plain and simple,evil and brained washed men.Or,is it karma,and or spiritual agreements?.Not justifying it,but wondering about that too.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 4:40 pm
The death penalty solves anything? I think only God can take someone's life. If someone committed a crime, then let him pay for it, but there is no need to kill. No man has the right or power to take the life of another, that is stupidity and brutality

John O (16)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 5:21 pm
....and they praise one another in the use of young boys for pleasure so as not to defile themselves with woman prostitutes and encourage baby raping, calling it marriage and abusing woman because they are below a man in stature for causing the death of the one..
Taken from the book of a Iranian author, name withheld.

Killing anyone in the name of justice, is abusing Justice to my belief. I will have to say that some thing drastic and finial should come to the people who are Child molesters, murderers & rapists. How about forced organ donation for the people who can't afford the price. Some thing on the lines of that. Make them become useful human beings and give back to humanity.

I don't say I believe in any of this but there has to be a better way then hanging someone for a crime.

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 5:57 pm
What a brutal regime.

gene p (0)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 6:47 pm
Killing will be the death of us all.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 7:02 pm
Terrible !!!

Caroline Vimla (16)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 7:52 pm
This should be imposed on poachers! Just like how drug trafficking is seen as something that destroys a nation especially the youths who are the backbone of a nation; poachers contribute to the destruction of the biodiversity of the entire world by poaching animals that are critical in the food chain...No one has the right to destroy biodiversity which is important for every living thing in the world. Drug trafficking only affects one species..the human species..but poachers and those plunder the environment are worse murderers and criminals who should never be forgiven...because they place every species in danger. All species are reliant on each other for survival in this rich biodiversity that we belong to...

Walter Firth (45)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 9:32 pm
That picture is one of the most horrific I have seen in a long time .It brings back memories of the holocaust photos.We're still brutal and condone brutality.Iranians(nearly all men)exult in the spectacle of public hangings and roll up each day to watch the wretched victims dance and choke at the end of a rope.As bad as we may be God forbid that we ever sink to the moral depths of those Allah chanting fanatics.I am so glad I live in a country like Australia we have sent an example to the world by not only abolishing capital punishment but by passing legislation to prevent it ever being reintroduced.There was a commandment once given not only to the Israelites but to all humanity"you shall not kill".It still applies.If any body is going to quote"an eye for an eye'they should read what Jesus said on that subject on the mount.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 9:41 pm
I never was aware that they did this type of abuse there to people who did illiegal acts. How insane.
Thanks Dana

Lisa H (180)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 10:02 pm
I read and agree with the statements above, yet in the US, there have been 1,234 humans executed by our Government since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. We all celebrate when evil, nasty Americans are sentenced to die, or to life in prison (worse in my book). Maybe us Barbarians should clean up our own back yard first?

Parsifal S (96)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 11:35 pm
John O.
"....and they praise one another in the use of young boys for pleasure so as not to defile themselves with woman prostitutes and encourage baby raping, calling it marriage and abusing woman because they are below a man in stature for causing the death of the one.. "
You talk about USA Regime- this quoted statement would fit hand in glove?

To make it clear - in my humble opinion, noone deserves death penalty.
But this hanging was a VERY clear message to CIA to stop drug trafficking to Teheran!

And I wonder, why Americans react allergic when one holding a mirror before them.
Maybe it's better, throwing stones out of a rotten glass house and protect a insidious, perfidious government, steering a former great nation into doomsday, transforming it into an other 3rd world country, just fit enough, sending their B1 stealth bombers to an other country with an other form of society, with a faultlessly voted government (!) to carry out another surgical shock and awe by bombing them demo cracy.

But carry on neglecting, keep on your american dream. pointing with the fingers to what you cannot understand, since you are sleeping to fulfill your ever lasting dream. And do NOT start THINK, because your own Storm Trooper Special Squads would raid your houses the next day.

No wonder, the whole world hating America for it's raping, destruction, plundering, bellicosities and bloodlust.

Alicia N (87)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 11:40 pm
R. I. P. all of them and for their families, my condolences.............

Parsifal S (96)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 11:41 pm
Walter Firth - as far as I remember your country participiated as a friendly allied force in war regions.
Isn't warfare killing -
or no I call it, what it is - murdering.
And your nation is murdering for the greed of certain corporations.
And your corporations God is Money.
Bottom line

Lloyd H (46)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 12:04 am
Wow, I guess if the intention of the article was to open a forum for the Islamophobic bigots from the Christian Taliban of America and around the world, an good job would be in order. But speaking for myself from the American perspective, I am disgusted by more than just a few other comments. All of the 'evil, sick, barbaric, blah, blah, blah,...' references to Muslims pales in comparison to the slow lingering painful death by HIV/AIDS sentences for millions in just Africa by the Christian Extremists, the Vatican and the US government, without any trials at all just through the Christian Religious prohibition against the use of condoms for the prevention and spread of HIV/AIDS both from the pulpit and through legislative restrictions on governmental aid programs. And just how many innocent civilians have been murdered, or members of the US and Allied military in the WAR for profit and OIL based on lies in Iraq. And as for the 'never was aware that they did this type of abuse', just what the hell do you classify the deaths of 45,000 Americans each year under the old health care system, that the Repugnican-Tea Baggers in the US House have voted to sent the US back to, their only crime was being poor. Other than the crime of being poor just what is the crime committed by the growing number of American veterans and working poor families that are sentenced to living on the street. DO NOT give me any of your cherry picked religious fairy tales about commandments and sermons that for 2000 plus years have been and continue to be ignored for political power and monetary gain, Crusades, Inquisitions, religious persecutions, slavery.... And most particularly when Elected US Senators and Representatives as members of the Family along with other American religious leaders had a hand in the creation and promotion of the "Kill the Gays Bill" in Uganda. What bunch of hypocrites some of you are, to throw stones and pass judgment from your glass houses built of and maintained by the blood of innocents and equally reprehensible crimes.

David K (0)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 1:25 am
I am always against the death penalty, but to apply it to political prisoners is an even lower grade of inhumanity. Government murder is merely a further illustration of government behaviour demonstrating below human responsibility.

Bracha Katz (31)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 2:28 am
Where is the UN when you need them?

Thanks Dana

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 2:30 am
Drug trafficking is a heinous crime, But hanging people for it is vile! Two wrongs don't make a right!

Parsifal S (96)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 5:01 am
tara lav Which UN do you mean?
The former one or the New World Order One?

Brenda Towers
Yes, Brenda. As long as it does not concern your own family it is allright to complain about hanging of 10.
But if you have the responsibility on a whole nation -for instance UK and your fellow citizen getting addicted on heavy drugs:
How would you react?
Give Dealers the opportunity to make it again?
And if the purpose (by design) was to weaken a whole nation by a H U G E drug business made by CIA?
Let them continue and call it vile?

Undermining of Iran by malicious means, such as CIA does in preparation of wars for years - in some stable democrat states - for decades, is good for anyone and can be conniving?

Brenda: Beware the beginnings.
Iran already is at war. And THIS drug war was made by CIA. It is CIA strongest, most devasting source. It is the reason, Penta_Gram has contingents of GI's employed in Afghanistan to protect heroine harvest and bring 85% to USA and the rest for de-stabilising countries on the so called List of "The Axis Of Evil".

Brenda, if you was in charge: Would you have pardoned them and consciously AND intentional allow Heroine trafficking in your country - similar as you open the stronghold's gate of your nation and let a troyan horse in?

I have pointed out, what was necessary above.
For those, still impeach Teheran, I have a beauty by George Harrison brought with me, and I would like to share this gem with you:
A Gift For You!

Kate Cassidy (2)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 5:13 am
Much as I believe that people who traffick in drugs need to be punished I do not support hanging under any circumstances. This is totally unacceptable in the 21st doesn't appear to be a deterrent and there is always the danger of an innocent person being hanged. This picture is just awful something from the middle ages.......may they rest in peace and God will be their judge. So unnecessary ... I pity their families.....may God comfort them

Terry B (649)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 6:18 am
OK, Parsifal, we get the idea. It's all the fault of the United States.

At least it takes the pressure off Israel. LOL

Whin Audrey (3)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 6:51 am
où va L’HUMANITÉ ? nous somme au XXI ème ,tout nous dépasse sur le plan des technologies, l'air spatiale, la recherche , l'informatique etc .. mais le plus troublants c'est la non évolution culturelle !!

Dave M (10)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 9:50 am
@Parsifal Rain S.: while I agree that the US policies are problematic with regard to our civil rights violations and that we are one of the biggest executors of human beings in the world, proper justice administered or not, there is one thing you don't understand. There are LEGAL poppy crops all over the world that are harvested by the international governments to provide the LEGAL drugs such as oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, codeine, etc. which all have legitimate medical uses. The US GIs (and other governments) protect those fields from pilferage by terrorist and guerilla forces, just as other legitimate natural resources are protected from those who would like to destroy or take what is not theirs to take. The United Nations controls the planting, growth and harvesting of opiate-producing plants for the benefit of all people who need pain relief and other legitimate medical care.

. (0)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 10:40 am
Thanks, Dana.

The death penalty for drug trafficking no matter what the country, is disturbing in and of itself, let alone the means by hanging which I find even more disturbing.

Cam V (417)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 11:22 am
The good people of Iran rose up once against their government. It will happen again in time.

Parsifal S (96)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 12:38 pm
Dave M. Maybe it's not ignorance but plain
lack of knowledge?
You have the choice using a common search result and educate your self - this is only utube, the rest of the web I leave it open to you to find out it is right, what i have said - or I am about to believe you have no idea what you say.
I am sorry for you and sad to say - but, again, please Dave, read my comments and also try to get an OWN!!! opinion. (a priceless but free.of.charge matter)
Search for CIA drug
Also, please look up Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzeziński's doctrine about encircling China and Russia. Whilst studying Zgib's agenda it will make "BLING" and you allofasudden will find out these 10 traitors and heroine traffickers HAD to be killed in a media effectual show trial for a higher aim.

Wonder why everyone complaining neighbor's windows instead of cleaning it's own.

Arvin E. (4)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 12:41 pm
Robert B. It is interesting to note that at one time in American history there were 150 "crimes" which had a death pentalty. In regards to your views they would seem to be very angery. Everyone has their own sense of "justice" and "fairness". I would like to think that if someone killed beloved by me that I would be human enough to forgive them, thus be able to move beyond the hate that would consume a part of my humanity.
I always think of Gandi when told by a Himdu that he had killed a small Muslem boy by bashing him against a wall and what he could do to redeem himself. Gandi said, adopt an orphan boy the same age and raise him as his own only as a Muslim. A wiser piece of advise I have never heard. Notice the person was seeking redemption, a way to bury guilt and shame.
There are worse things than looseing ones life which is not knowing your self or your human dignity within an unjust society. (think Hitler)
The thing is trying to not be a vitume of genocide or an active participant of it.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 1:47 pm
What I wonder is how many of these people truly did what they were accused of doing!? We know the leader of that country is crazy!

Mary D (64)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 10:49 pm
Makes me shiver. The death penalty is cruel, unusual, etc. This reminds me of a slaughterhouse. The death penalty should be outlawed everywhere - and in every Western country except the USA it's been outlawed. I only wish that the USA would follow suit. Who are we to judge a person's sins? Leave that to the Lords of Karma.

Debra D (11)
Monday January 24, 2011, 5:40 am
Iran's government is the epitomy of evil. I do not know how the poor people who live there can stand it. Human rights organizations should definitely bring pressure to bear to save so many people from execution.

Charmaine C (177)
Monday January 24, 2011, 8:00 am
The world has been filled with prisons and dungeons, with chains and whips, with crosses and gibbets, with thumbscrews and racks, with hangmen and heads-men - and yet these frightful means and instrumentalities have committed far more crimes than they have prevented. As long as society bows and cringes before the great thieves, there will be little ones enough to fill the jails. ~ Robert Ingersoll

Janis B (7)
Monday January 24, 2011, 9:00 am
This doesn't differ by much from Texas to us. They too kill with the drop of a hat. State murder is always wrong, The absolute judge is God not man and if they really have done the crime they will have a true judgement to answer.

Robert B (55)
Monday January 24, 2011, 9:05 am
There may be scum who deserve the death penalty but there have been too many innocent people executed. We have to rise above the act of revenge. The death penalty is too often used for political purposes. It is also not right to ask another human to lower themselves to the status of executioner. You will also never see a millionaire on death row in this country. The whole system of the death penalty is too flawed to be workable. Besides killing people to show that killing people is wrong is totally absurd. Remember the Inquisition, how'd that one work for ya?

Dave M (10)
Monday January 24, 2011, 9:57 am
@Parsifal: yesterday you responded to my message by writing: "Maybe it's not ignorance but plain
lack of knowledge? "

PLEASE look up the definition of ignorance... Let me say that for someone to be ignorant is not bad until they ignore or refuse the opportunity to educate themselves by gaining knowledge, regardless of HOW that knowledge is acquired.

I will take a look at what you've suggested I review and reassess my feelings about the CIA trafficking of drugs. It's not beyond the realm of possibilities and certainly the CIA has been known to do similar things in order to destabilize governments and organizations and to me, this interference in foreign affairs is ALWAYS questionable, as was the "pre-emptive intervention" that Bush and Cheyney and the NWO authorized in Iraq. We must examine our motivations and consider the actions and the consequences for ALL parties before we deem this acceptable behavior.

Also, I am amenable to doing searches of the internet and other sources of information, but JUST BECAUSE it's posted on the internet doesn't make it true. There is so much biased material and horsesh*t out there that is masquerading as truth and reality and so many people read that stuff and believe it lock, stock and barrel! While I am a 100% advocate of education of oneself, I also am very careful to admonish that we MUST CONSIDER THE SOURCE! Do some further research YOURSELF so that you KNOW whether that posting is accurate and truthful... or NOT! Is that person who posted it to be trusted? What is their source? Are they the ONLY individual out there expressing that "fact"? There MUST be accountability and responsibility behind a source before it can be accepted as something more than opinion or a fantasy.


Claire Allen (5)
Thursday January 27, 2011, 7:04 am
I do believe the death penalty is necessary in certain cases. The problem lies in knowing if the oerson accused is guilty. Certain perceived crimes ie being a member of an alternative political party is not a crime it is a right as long as that party is not plotting to blow up or kill completely innocent people to achieve its aims. Sex crimes, persistent sexual abuse perpetrators, pyychpathic murderers in my opinion qualify for ir along with probably some other cases such as drug king pins and some distributors particulary those who use violence to achieve their ends. Unfortunately with soem of these people they just are inherently evil, there is something wrong with them and they have no compassion for their victims their only interest is for themselves. Those people don't deserve to live particularly long term perpetrators. These hangings re the above I expect there have been many unjust hangings. Society over there seems unjust, violent and unfair but in civilised countries those things happen too.

Mark H (44)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 7:39 pm
I'll bet they all "confessed", too.
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