Rape in prison is a cruel invasion of a helpless victim. In addition to the physical torment and possible transmission of sexual diseases, rape reduces the victim to subhuman status -- an object for the use of others to be discarded when no longer desired. Most civilized countries sternly guard against rapes and sexual assaults in prison, although with less than complete success. Under the barbaric rule of the mullahcracy in Iran, sexual assaults have become instruments of policy for extracting false confessions, satisfying the boundless sadism and sexual perversions of the jailers, punishing the helpless victim, and leaving him with a sense of dehumanization.

This shockingly repugnant form of violating the human person has regrettably become widespread in  the Islamic Republic of Iran's prisons , particularly in dealing with the young men and women arrested for the "crime" of peacefully demonstrating in the streets to demand accountability from the government for a raft of violations it has committed and continues to commit.

For the past 32 years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been denying and violating a long-suffering people all of its human rights. They are guilty of beating, torturing, raping, and killing prisoners of conscience -- political, religious, intellectuals, artists, and others.

Women, chronically oppressed and disenfranchised from their basic human and family rights, have been most viciously treated by the Islamic system, its hired plainclothes, and the Basij members. To maintain its suffocating rule, the regime metes out punishments reminiscent of the worst in the annals of human history. Amputation of hands and feet, blinding, hanging, and stoning the victim after the quick formality of a trial in kangaroo courts without legal representation is commonplace under the terror rule of the Islamists.

The Islamic Republic has been violating all norms of international human rights, including very harsh penalties such as beatings for even " victimless crimes " like fornication, public expression, homosexuality, apostasy, and poor hijab (covering of the women).

The Islamic Republic's infamous record is replete with instances of child execution, restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, imprisonment of journalists, discrimination against women in general, and persecution of religious minorities (with a particular systematic program of genocide against the  Baha'is  and their religion). The regime has ruled over a peaceful people with an iron fist while committing the most heinous crimes against humanity.

After enduring more than three decades of the Islamic regime, the great majority of the Iranian people decided to cast their ballots in the hope of effecting change in the system. The Islamic government, completely accustomed to doing whatever it wishes and ignoring the people, stole the election and declared incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner. The blatant violation of this basic right to vote and choose the official infuriated the long-suffering masses, who poured into the streets by the millions, demanding that their votes be honored. The response of the regime was to beat the demonstrators, arresting many and subjecting a great number to a raft of harsh treatments in prisons.

In a letter addressed to Mr. Rafsanjani in his capacity as head of the Assembly of Experts, Mr. Karroubi, a former speaker of the Majlis (Parliament), demanded an immediate investigation into the reports that a number of detainees had been raped during the illegal incarceration.

Mr. Karroubi wrote, "Some of those arrested [as a result] of the unrest claim that detained girls have been sexually assaulted with ... brutality."

"The young men in detention were also sexually assaulted in such a way that some are now suffering from depression and other physical and psychological problems, and are incapable of even leaving their homes," Karroubi added. "A number of detainees have stated that some  female detainees  were so severely raped that their genitals were damaged. Others savagely raped young boys so that they suffer from all sorts of depression and serious physical and mental damage."

Human Rights Watch also has documented cases of sexual assault in the Islamic republic prisons on individuals arrested since the fraudulent June 12, 2009 presidential election. In the most recent case, the medical examiner's office confirmed that the injuries suffered in prison by  Ebrahim Mehtari , a young activist, resulted from torture and mistreatment consistent with his allegations of sexual abuse. But the Islamic Republic's judiciary authorities refused to conduct further inquiries and instead threatened Mehtari and his family with severe repercussions if they ever open their mouths regarding the sexual abuse.

Mr. Mehtari is living outside of Iran now. After his departure from Iran, the regime's security forces raided his family's house several times and threatened his family members with punishments if their son ever talked about the abuses he has received.

Another young activist, 24-year old  Ebrahim Sharifi  is a very brave young man who was arrested on June 23, after the fraudulent presidential elections in Iran. He told the Human Rights Watch group that he had been raped in detention while he was handcuffed, blindfolded and his feet were tied, and that he had attempted suicide several times after his release. He said that judiciary officials had refused to accept his complaint and told him that if he spoke out about his case, his family would be in danger.

The third case involves  Maryam Sabri , a beautiful 21-year-old girl who was arrested on July 30 during the commemoration of the 40th day after the killing of  Neda Agha Sultan  -- whose shooting death during a demonstration shocked the entire world. Sabri was arrested after her photo appeared on a website connected to the  IRGC , which posted photos of protesters and asked people to identify the people in the pictures so that they could be arrested. Before she was released on August 12, Sabri says, she was raped four times by the jailers.

"On August 9, in a letter published in the Etemad Melli paper, the reformist presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi wrote that some detained individuals stated that some authorities have raped detained women with such force, they have sustained injuries and tears in to their reproductive system."

In another high-profile case, the very pretty 19-year old  Taraneh  was not shot with a single bullet to her chest, as was the case with  Neda Agha Sultan  There were no bystanders in the dungeon with a cell phone to capture the  prolonged torture, rape, and sodomy  of this teenager.

According to  reports , as well as testimony on the House floor from the honorable  U.S. Congressman McCotter , on June 28, 2009, Taraneh Mousavi, a young Iranian woman, was literally scooped off the streets without any provocation on her part and with no arrest warrant. This young woman was taken to one of the regime's torture chambers, where she was repeatedly brutalized, raped, and sodomized by Ahmadinejad's agents, and with the consent of  the "supreme leader," Ali Khamenei. 

Near death from repeated beating, raping and sodomizing, the fragile young woman, bleeding profusely from her rectum and womb, was transferred to a hospital in Karaj near Tehran. Eventually, an anonymous person notified Taraneh's family that she had had an "accident" and had been to be taken to the hospital.

The devastated family rushed to the hospital only to find no trace of their beloved daughter. The foot-soldiers of Allah's "divine representative" Ali Khamenei decided to eliminate all traces of their savagery. These vile people decided to remove the dying woman from the hospital before the family's arrival, whereupon they burned her beyond recognition and dumped her charred remains on the side of the road.

Like Neda, another young woman whose chest was ripped by the bullet of a murdering Basij member as she peacefully walked along with a throng of peaceful demonstrators, Taraneh's tragedy gives a glimpse of the true face of Islamic fascism and its brutality. The Taranehs and Nedas of Iran shall remain as eternal testaments to the depravity of the 7th-century primitive system and the horrors it has visited on innocent people. And these young victims of the IRI tyranny are by no means isolated cases. Women are systematically exploited, maltreated, and disenfranchised from their God-given rights.

A regime that subjects its own people to boundless viciousness is showing the world its willingness to commit any crime to intimidate others and to undertake any action that would keep it in power. The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its reign of devastation and death if not immediately disempowered by all people and nations that value universal human rights. It is timely to bring to mind the warning of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. The Islamic Republic of Iran is indeed a miscarriage of justice, a cruel repressive rule, and an imminent threat -- not only to Iranians, but to the world at large.

2010-01-29 19:17:59
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I have stated repeatedly that brutality is the coin of the realm in the Middle East and ONLY when we demonstrate total disregard for the lives of these animals will we get their attention and grudging respect. We must try to spare the innocent if at all possible, but ONLY demonstrating complete disregard for the lives of the wicked will we be able to save the innocent. Till then they will continue to brutalize their people and race toward completion--and USE--of nuclear weapons. In short, we must turn into a nation of Spartans.....else the Barbarians will win this time.
It's getting worse. There is a run on the banks and the economy is collapsing. News that billions of dollars, belonging to the architects of terror and torture, are being spirited out to places like Russia and Switzerland are causing the bank runs. Half of the police force has been fired and replaced by Hezbollah and others, mullahs are having problems getting security forces to fire on their own people. Some have even joined the opposition. Ali Laranjani's son was picked up in one of the demonstrations, released but makes him look really bad. Subsidies from the rulers have been cut off and inflation is at 300%. The Mullahs are blaming the B'hais and accusing them of fomenting the revolution, but it isn't working anymore. The accusations made of outsider influence by the UK and US aren't holding water either. Now, it's not just about the vote, it's about freedom. In Friday sermon, imam is saying all those in opposition to Khameini must be executed. (As if killing more will stop this freight train to freedom) He says it will deter and strike fear in the opposition. (It won't) The more the mullahs rape, torture and kill, the worse their position becomes. Even some who defended Khameini are now sympathetic to the opposition. Some are now saying (names left off) that they are sick of living like Arabs.
Iranians are chanting 'death to Russia' and 'death to the dictator' (marg bar diktator). They are chanting 'no to Hezbollah', 'no to Gaza', 'we give our lives for Iran'. This, even with the torture, rape, and sodomy, is their moment in history to deliver a death blow to the regime. And they are winning.
It's hard for me to even think about these horrors, but it's necessary for us all to know what's happening right now in Iran. Please keep telling the world the truth about evil done in the name of a false god called 'Allah.' It's sadly going to take a while before the world rejects the false god of Islam, as the world is still in the process of rejecting the god of Marxism. I am so sorry Americans are not doing more to help the good people suffering in Iran.
The American Cabal of PC (politically correct) speech sycophants (Progressive Liberals that have taken over the Democrat Party) continues to protect and defend these savages.
And in response to these disturbing facts, the Community Organizer in Chiefâ„¢ emphatically stated in his State of the Focus Group speech that he is preparing to write a seriously nasty letter to the Iranians (and he will no doubt encourage other world leaders to write one too)

That oughtta bring some change!

How embarrassing that the most powerful man on the planet can only manage a less than tepid response to all this inhumanity (not to mention the planet threatening nuclear ambitions of an Islamic extremist regime)....Fortunately (I predict) the Israeli's will be the savior of the Iranian people when they finally reach the limit of the cowardly rookie in Washington's inaction.....
I just saw a list of names of the people that were killed in Iran during the protest. Most were born in the 1980's and even 1990's.

It's heartbreaking to see the list. I can't imagine what the parents are still going through.
The Iranian regime makes Abu Ghraib like a walk on the beach; complete with Luau.
I cannot apologize for Obama's behavior. Most of us who id not vote for him knew he was 'soft' on dictators and terrorists but few of us could imagine just how bad he would be. His attitude and behavior towards your country are so far from that of most of his countryman it's beyone belief. He is unAmerican. I am ashamed of him.
Disgusting and appalling as the terrorists and torturers who reign in Iran are, failing, repeatedly, as Obama has done, to sanction them is to be a part of the horror.
Please keep telling Americans about what's going on in Iran. Somehow you have to shame this man into acting compassionately towards Iranians.
instead of protecting these animals as obambi has done, i say let's go over there and start at the top and return the favor, lets wrap some wire around soma anatomy parts and fry them with electricity, then thy will talk properly, after that we can go house to house and let all these so called tough islamic men feel the true wrath of god almighty. this is sick and disgusting the fact that the leaders of this country and others knowingly do this and yet stand by and do nothing, lets impeach obozo and put someone in office that will help these people. as a majority want freedom then lets give it to them we seem to want to help countries that don't need nor want our help, well let's help the people that want and need it.
At the moment, I am not greatly inclined to call for the invasion of Iran, to overthrow the blood- and power-thirsty pack of mullahs that run that backwater, at the cost of yet more young American men's lives. There are blood - and power-thirsty dictators the world over (seems like they're currently concentrated in the African continent, however) and while we are the friends of liberty worldwide, we are the guardians only of our own. I'm not sure how well we're guarding our own liberty right now, and am certainly not much inclined to spend lives on someone else's liberty at present.

It would be refreshing, though, if at least one of our media outlets showed the country what we face in the future in defending our own liberties. SHOW Islamic rule for what it is - SHOW the amputations of hands; SHOW the public hangings and the beheadings; SHOW the public stonings that occur. Prepare the people of this nation for what the enemy is like that they must someday face or subject themselves to Sharia law (so that our own public squares can also celebrate such devine retributions upon sinners).

It isn't pretty and it isn't nice, and we try to protect children from that sort of thing. But are we a nation of children who must be protected from the knowledge of what those who are our sworn enemies are really like. Will we, as a nation of protected children, be able to defend ourselves when the time comes? Do most of the people of this nation really believe, have then internalized and do they actually accept, that this is the butchery of the people we will ultimately face. SHOW THEM!! (And for what it's worth, no I don't believe for a minute that Islam is a religion of peace for any Koran-believing true-believer.)
When it comes to rape or any other violation of women, face it, it's all about Islam, which must go for it to end. Study Islam's history free online with the Historyscoper and see how Islam has ruined Persia, and how it can have a great future when it throws it off, click the url to get started.