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Iran: Show trials and apologetics
international | rights and freedoms | other press Dé hAoine Lúnasa 07, 2009 18:13 by Yassamine Mather
This article analyses the reasons behind the current show trials of dissidents in Iran and argues that no honest rational person should be taken in by the lies of Iranian Regimes.
However, this time the Islamic leaders forgot that a precondition for the success of such show trials in terms of imposing fear and submission on the masses is total control of the press and media. What made this particular effort ineffective was that it came at a time when the supporters of supreme leader Ali Khamenei have not yet succeeded in silencing the other factions of the regime, never mind stopping the street protests. So, instead of marking the end of the current crisis, the show trials have given the protestors fresh ammunition.