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Friday, June 26, 2009
Well, glad that's over

Speaking with the official IRNA news agency today, a spokesman for the Guardian Council said the panel had “almost finished reviewing defeated candidates election complaints” which they say numbered almost 600.


The spokesman, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, went on to say, “The reviews showed that the election was the healthiest since the revolution,” Mr. Kadkhodaei said. “There were no major violations in the election.”

So, break it up, nothing to see here, all is well, we've always been at war with Eurasia.

A report from Reuters quotes a senior cleric, Ahmad Khatami, as saying that protesters who disputed the official election results were “rioters” and suggested that they might be subject to execution: “I want the judiciary to … punish leading rioters firmly and without showing any mercy to teach everyone a lesson,” Ahmad Khatami told worshippers at Tehran University. Iranian state television said on Thursday eight Basij militiamen were killed by “rioters” during the protests.

Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts, said the judiciary should charge the leading “rioters” as being “mohareb” or one who wages war against God. “They should be punished ruthlessly and savagely,” he said. Under Iran’s Islamic law, punishment for people convicted as mohareb is execution.

I'll give them credit, they really believe that they can sell this garbage. What worries me is that I'm beginning to wonder if they might have the power to make it stick.

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