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July 02, 2009

Arrested, beaten and raped

An Iranian "protester's tale" is yet another example of rape as part of the judicial process in today's Iran. This is standard operating procedure for Iran's police and security services. These are the men with whom Obama wants to "negotiate".

He was arrested in Shiraz on 15 June, the Monday after the election. Some sturdy young men made a human shield around the demonstrators. He was among them. He said he managed to hit some of the anti-riot police. But then they caught him and beat him up.

"I was kept in a van till evening that day and then transferred to a solitary cell where I was kept for two days," he said. "Then I was repeatedly interrogated, beaten and hung from a ceiling. They call it chicken kebab. They tie your hands and feet together and hang you from the ceiling, turning you around and beating you with cables.

It gets worse.

Related: The Iranian government is blaming the British embassy for fomenting the recent protests. Note to British embassy staff: It is time to leave; nobody will try to save you if you fall afoul of the left's current favourite victim tyranny. And heaven forbid you be caught smoking on television.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 2, 2009 07:44 AM