Iran secretly executes Jewish-Armenian couple

News has finally filtered out of Iran’s secret execution of an Iranian-Jewish woman and her Armenian (Orthodox Christian) husband. According to the Christian news agency Mohaba, it is not known what they were charged with. Relatives asking for the bodies to be returned for burial were threatened with arrest (with thanks: Janet):

At dawn on Monday March 14, 2011 a Jewish-Armenian couple along with one women and two other men were secretly executed.

According to the Iranian Christian News Agency “Mohabat News” and based on reports from the human rights activists in Iran, the 28th divisional court of the Revolutionary Court, located inside the Evin prison, in confirming this execution refused to provide any further details about the release of the bodies of the executed prisoners.

Mrs. Adiva Mirza Soleiman Kalimi, a Jewish Iranian, and her husband, Varoujan Petrosian, an Armenian Iranian, along with one other woman and two men, whose identities remain unknown, were secretly executed in Evin Prison.

It is still not known what those prisoners were charged with.

It is noteworthy that the families of the victims, who had asked the authorities to return the bodies of their loved ones in order to be buried according to their cultural and religious customs ,have received threats of arrest from the agents of the Ministry of Intelligence.

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  • Has somebody gotten in touch with Roger Cohen? He has assured us that things like this could not possibly take place in modern, progressive Iran under that nice Mr Ahmadinejad. It's probably just a misunderstanding. Maybe Roger can use his good offices with Mr A-jad to inform us that there really were no such executions. Roger knows that things like this simply cannot happen in Iran. Roger can probably locate these folks still alive somewhere backstage at the Teheran opera.

    And if Roger can't help, maybe wise Mr Obama knows better than we do that all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.

  • Le problème des traductions automatiques (par le net)c'est qu'elles sont catastrophiques
    Suzy Vidal


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