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The Aum Shinrikyo Executions: Why Now?

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With the execution of Aum Shinrikyo leader and six of his followers, Japan looks to leave behind an era of tragedy. 
On July 6, 2018, Japanese authorities executed seven members of the religious movement Aum Shinrikyo (Aum true religion, or supreme truth), which carried out the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack and a series of other atrocities. None of the seven of the executed men were directly involved in releasing the gas on that tragic day; four of those who did remain under a death sentence, and their executions may be imminent.
The seven executed were involved in planning and organizing the various crimes committed by Aum. Asahara Shoko (born Matsumoto Chizuo), was the founder and leader of the movement, having developed the doctrinal system instrumental to Aum’s violence and its concept of a final cosmic war of good (Aum) against evil (the corrupt material world and everyone — from the Japanese government to the general public — who lived in it). Asahara is believed to have given …

Iran: Man publicly flogged for drinking alcohol

A video was recently published on the internet showing the State Security Forces publicly flogging a man in Torbat-e Jam in in Khorasan Province for drinking liquor. (Warning: This video contains disturbing audio content.)



A corrupt theocracy, barbaric and medieval punishments.


Source: Iran HRM, August 9, 2017


Iranian Police Arrest Dozens Of ‘Half-Naked’ Teenagers At Mixed Pool Party


A policewoman looks out of a van of Iran's morality police in Tehran, Iran.
A policewoman looks out of a van of Iran's morality police in Tehran.
RFL/RE – Iranian police have detained dozens of young people at a pool party near the central city of Isfahan that authorities say involved dancing and alcohol, state media report.

The TV news website Iribnews.ir on August 9 said provincial forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and local police arrested 64 “half-naked” teenagers of both sexes at the party, which took place the day before.

The report said the party participants were dancing and drinking alcoholic beverages and that they posted videos of the party on social media to “encourage decadence.”

The Tasnim news agency said the party was reported to the authorities by neighbors.

Under Islamic law in Iran, drinking alcohol and holding parties involving unrelated men and women are forbidden.

Private parties are often raided by police, and participants are usually temporarily detained before being handed heavy fines.

On August 8, local officials in Kerman Province announced the closure of three “night party centers” and the arrest of 18 people.

Source: shabtabnews.com, August 10, 2017


Iran: The Launch of Special Women's Patrol Unit


"Visiting public places and dealing with offenders."
"Visiting public places and dealing with offenders."
NCRI - The Iranian regime's prosecutor in Qom announced the appointment of a women's special patrol to visit women's public places.

According to the judicial authority, "in line with the expansion of the hijab culture, the special patrol of the women of the Qom prosecutor's office, with the management of female judges, will visit women's places, galleries, swimming pools, sports halls, hairdressers and ...".

According to the government news agency of the young journalists club, Mahmoud Kahe, Qom prosecutor, said: "The Special Women’s Patrol of the Prosecutor Office will visit public places for women, and in the event of observing any anti-chastity acts, will deal with the offenders.”

In order to [oppress] more women and girls in Iran, he claimed that this measure was in line with expanding the culture of hijab and chastity in society and creating lasting peace and stability in the province.

Despite the rules of compulsory veiling and the suppression of Iranian women and girls under this pretext, a large proportion of women, especially the younger generation, have always resisted the compulsory veil and avoided it in various ways.

Source: NCRI, August 11, 2017

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