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Pre-execution ‘marriages’ and rapes July 30, 2009

Filed under: human rights,rape — Jender @ 2:29 pm

Flaffer has sent us this horrendous story from Iran.

MEMBERS of Iran’s feared Basij militia forcibly marry female virgin prisoners the night before scheduled executions, raping their new “wives” and making it religiously acceptable to execute them, a self-professed member of the paramilitary group says.

The anonymous militiaman, exposing a part of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s religious regime in Iran, told The Jerusalem Post that at age 18 he was “given the honor to temporarily marry young girls before they were sentenced to death”.

In the Islamic Republic of Iran it is illegal to execute a woman if she is a virgin, the former guard said.

Another very good reason we all need to remember the struggles still going on in Iran.

 

6 Responses to “Pre-execution ‘marriages’ and rapes”

  1. hippocampa Says:

    I would love to … no that’s the wrong word.
    It would be good to have multiple sources for this, though. It sounds completely and utterly outrageous, but then, I am reminded of Nazi propaganda that assigned the most barbaric habits to jews in the 30’s of the previous century.
    Utterly ironic as that may seem, considering it’s the Jerusalem Post reporting.

  2. Jender Says:

    Good point, Hippocampa. Salon also had a story on it, but going back to the same source: http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/feature/2009/07/22/iran/index.html
    And of course it’s all anonymous testimony.

  3. jj Says:

    When I saw this story – probably in Salon – I did think that it sounded too bizarre to be true. Unfortunately, so do some others that do seem to be true, including ones we haven’t covered about pregnant women with ‘friends’ who cut them open to steal the the fetus.

  4. Mehrnoosh Says:

    I am an Iranian girl. Unfortunately the statement is true.

  5. Carl Says:

    The unbelievable things the Nazis said were false, but the unbelievable things the Jews said were true, sadly.

  6. reel aesthete Says:

    interesting to hear about the sources. reminds me of pasolini’s salo, which had plenty of literary and historic sources. sources or no, sadly, it seems man doesn’t change that much…


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