February 11, 2014

The Poet Iran Executed

David Keyes, The Daily Beast


As Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani was dangling from a noose two weeks ago, desperately grasping for his last breath of air, one wonders what he would have thought about Western leaders who call President Hassan Rouhani a moderate.  What exactly is moderate, Shaabani could have thought, about a regime which brands a poet an “enemy of God” and strangles him to death?

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TAGGED: Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Hassan Rowhani, Hashem Shaabani


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