Monday, June 13, 2011

Iran's abuses must stop

Alex Fattal, via "Free the Hikers" on fb: Last week, our families published information that has been gnawing away at us for many months: my brother Josh and his friend Shane Bauer have been beaten while in Evin Prison in Iran and feared that they would be executed shortly after their arrest nearly 23 months ago. Shane and Josh have endured long stretches of solitary confinement, no access to their lawyer, and almost no contact with their families during their 682 days in jail. As if all that were not punishment enough for crimes they never committed, they world now knows that Shane and Josh have suffered physical abuse and psychological torture as well."

13 comments :

C.H. said...

And what about the Iranian people who still remain in prison or face arrest for voicing their beliefs? There was an even more important two-year anniversary yesterday.

C.H. said...

And what about the Iranian people who still remain in prison or face arrest for voicing their beliefs? There was an even more important two-year anniversary yesterday.

Asbestos Resource Center said...

It's terrible to think about the reality Shane and Josh are experiencing. I appreciate your reports so that the public does not forget about them. Regards

Anonymous said...

This blog is fake.
The whole purpose of this blog is american propaganda. Think about it. Ask yourselves, who is this "Iraqi mojo", is he/she even Iraqi?

I dont believe it.

Iraqi Mojo said...

I am Iraqi American. I was born in Iraq and grew in in the US, as my profile says.

Who are you? Are you one of those poor Arabs who has been traumatized by the news that the "gay girl in Damascus" turned out to be a 40 year old American man? LOL

Anonymous said...

Well prove it then. Stop hiding behind a keyboard and show us who you are.

Anonymous said...

All indications point to you being an imposter.

Your lack of understanding of basic Arabic, your strange stories that dont add up, and your sensitivity when someone tries to bring up your family all raise red flags. There is not one shred of criticism of American foreign policy in this whole blog.

Iraqi Mojo said...

What would you like me to prove? That I was born in Baghdad? That I grew up in the US? Would you like to see a birth certificate? All I have is the short form:)

I lived in 7ay el Muhendiseen, near Shari3 Falastin. You know where that is?

I find it amusing that an anonymous commenter wants me to prove to him that I am who I say I am. Is being a good Arab a function of how much I criticize US foreign policy? I have criticized US foreign policy many times, and if you've been a regular reader of my blog, you would know that. So I'm guessing you are not a regular reader. Probably you discovered my blog a couple days ago. Are you the one who pretended to be a westerner, Craig Miller, the dude who said he hates America on We are all Khaled Said's post about the "gay girl in Damascus"?

In any case, I am Iraqi American. I love America, a great country. Yes Iraqis have good reason to criticize US foreign policy, and I have. I love Iraq too, and I believe all countries should have peace and prosperity.

Iraqi Mojo said...

I should say Iraqis have HAD good reason to criticize US foreign policy. I think the US has tried to help Iraq and I believe Americans have tried to correct the mistakes and injustices that were committed in Iraq. I believe Iraq needs the help, and I really hope Iran does not gain influence in Iraq. Not while Iran is ruled by fundamentalist right wing douchebags.

Anonymous said...

Help Iraq using depleted Uranium? Very good

Iraqi Mojo said...

Help Iraq prevent terrorism.

The US used depleted uranium in 1991. People in general, especially the 3arab, reacted very differently to that war than to the war in 2003. Is it because Saddam, the mass murderer of Iraqis, was allowed to stay in power in 1991? Is that why you were ok with it?

Iraqi Mojo said...

I have labeled posts with "American hypocrisy" and "Arab hypocrisy".

One of my favorite posts about Arab hypocrisy is "Badr Shakir al Sayyab and surreal Arab fantasies".

Iraqi Mojo said...

Also read "Starbucks in the Arab World".