tisdag, augusti 04, 2009

Montazeri angriper rättegången...

Rafsanjani, reformisterna och många andra borde idag också ägna sig åt att idka självkritik. När Khomeini dog 1989 deltog Rafsanjani och många andra idag s.k. reformister till att underminera den då givna efterträdaren till Khomeini storayatollah Montazeri.

Montazeri stod Khomeini väldigt nära men han blev impopulär när han började kritisera delar av prästerskapet och även vid ett par tillfällen uppenbara brott mot de mänskliga rättigheterna. En mindre korruptionsskandal involverande Montazeris släkt blev slutet för honom och han har sedan 1989 befunnit sig i någon form av husarrest i Qom. Rafsanjani hjälpte Khamenei till makten, fick själv presidentposten och enorm makt på köpet. Något Rafsanjani har skäl att ångra nu.

Montazeri har fortsatt att från husarrest att vara en törn i Khameneis rygg. Eftersom Montazeri är en storayatollah och kan till skillnad från Khamenei skryta om sina nära relation med Khomeini så kan Khamenei inte röra honom. Montazeri saknar visserligen politiskt makt men hans ord väger ändå tungt eftersom västerländsk media gärna publicerar hans uttalanden och han har fortfarande ett stort följe i Iran som sprider hans skrifter.

Så idag attackerade han rättegångarna och jämförde dessa med Stalin och Saddam. I uttalandet kallar han de som dött i fängelserna för martyrer.

Uttalandet i sin helhet;

With complete surprise and regret, our dear and suffering people are witnessing the broadcasting of unlawful and immoral interviews by their captive love ones; those who have been detained for more than 40 days and some of them have become martyrs.

These confessions, which have unfortunately been common in the Islamic Republic for years and have been taken in illegal prisons under abnormal conditions by threatening and deceiving the prisoner, cutting off his relationship with realities of the society, and by imposing physical and psychological pressures, are completely against the law and religion and are considered to be “major sins…” The overseers and executor of these must be tried and punished…One the other hand, no pious court can try and sentence someone based on these confessions and interviews. […]

In addition, breaking experienced figures that were influential in the revolution and establishing the regime for illusive and cowardly excuses is another “major sin,” the consequence of which will eventually befalls on the perpetrators. People ask what kind of a regime is this where its former high ranking authorities in the government and parliament, who had an effective role in creating the regime, are being charged with treason?

Again, I advise the decision-makers and those involved…to compensate people for violations of their rights, regain their confidence and do something so satisfy the people; instead of further committing atrocities after they have imprisoned hundreds of protesting people…

Why do they do things that make people compare their courts with courts of Stalin and Saddam and other dictators? Why rulers who claim Shi’ism and adherence to Imam Ali act contrary to the commands of that Prophet regarding taking confessions in prison with the use of threats and force?

It is certain that getting and broadcasting these interviews and forced confessions, not only will this not solve any of this country’s major problems, it will also increase mistrust and anger among the people, deepen the current crisis of the Islamic Republic, and weaken its position in the world more than before. According to the Constitution, the country belongs to all people and they have the right to express their views by peaceful assembly and even via radio and television. Why does radio and television only belongs to the rulers? And why people’s peaceful gatherings, is followed by clubs, detention, and torture and so-called trials?

In the end, with a sorrowful heart I express my sympathy to mourning families who lost their youth in the events following the elections…and ask for immediate release of all prisoners of recent events and punishment of those responsible…

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