Source: Radio Zamaneh
Ayatollah Ahmad Janati told today's worshipers at Tehran's Friday Mass prayers that it is no time to show "mercy" and if we show any "weakness," we will run into difficulties. He called on the Head of the Judiciary to confront "rioters" firmly without mercy.
He went on to commend Ayatollah Larijani, Head of
the Judiciary for issuing the death sentence of the two detainees that were
Yesterday, Mohammadreza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour were executed in connection with the post-election events and according to Tehran Prosecutor's Office another nine death sentences have been issued that will be executed if approved by the appeals court.
Arash Rahmanipour (left) and Mohammadreza Ali-Zamani
Ayatollah Janati criticized the failure of authorities to execute the perpetrators of similar reformist protests that took place ten years ago, and he maintained: "if you show any weakness now, a worse future will await you."
In the past seven months over five thousand
election protesters have been arrested and at least 40 have been killed.
Reportedly, many detainees have been abused and tortured. A parliamentary probe into the treatment of post-election detainees was recently released confirming that a group of detainees were severely abused and at least three of them were killed as a result of torture and beatings while in jail.
Read full report of the Friday Prayers by ISNA (in Persian)
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