Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Iran's Press TV downplays violence in Syria

"Meanwhile, several people have been killed and many more injured after armed groups clashed with Syrian security forces in the southern city of Daraa. According to Press TV, Syrian authorities say at least seven people, including four soldiers, were killed during the overnight clashes in the city. Some reports, however, put the death toll at 25. Damascus has repeatedly denied allegations that security forces are responsible for the death of protesters, saying they have been given clear instructions not to hurt civilians."


C.H. said...

I wonder what Press TV thinks about this...

"Iranian Sunni protesters killed in clashes with security forces"


At least 12 people who are believed to belong to Iran's Sunni minority have been killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in the south-western city of Ahwaz since Friday.

On Monday, Shirin Ebadi, Iran's Nobel peace prize laureate, wrote a letter to the UN high commissioner for human rights, in which she said "more than 12" Sunni protesters had been killed in Iran's oil-rich province of Khuzestan, home to many Arabic-speaking Sunni Iranians.

According to Ebadi, hundreds of people in Ahwaz had gathered for a peaceful demonstration against the Islamic regime's discrimination towards its Sunni minority.

"During these clashes, more than 12 people were killed, around 20 injured and tens of protesters have been arrested," Ebadi wrote in her letter.

Anonymous said...

its propaganda, but from the other side (sunni arabs)

most arabs in ahwaz are shiites, not sunnis

C.H. said...

Perhaps if you read the article, you would see that it says the protesters are part of Iran's Sunni MINORITY.

And spare me the complaints about propaganda, please. One of my Iranian friends was recently arrested and threatened for not wearing proper hijab. The same regime that did this is instructing its state-run media to sob over the arrest of Zainab Al-Khawaja in Bahrain.