A SAD SAD DAY
Dear G plusers
This is such a sad day for G+ community: +somayeh tohidlou
an Irainan PhD researcher in sociology, a blogger, a political activist and a supporter of Mir Hossein Mousvi, the true winner of the 2009 presidential election, was flogged yesterday while her hands and feet were put in chain.
Before this, she had been arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned on different occasions. Yesterday, while in chain, a sentence of 50 lashes was carried out on the charge of 'insulting the Preseidnet.'
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Update: In a post in her blog she speaks of her being deeply humiliated (http://smto.ir/?p=4789&cpage=6#comment-25048
). She describes her traumatic experience as "the humiliation burned me down as it will never happen again."
and yet in another post in Friendfeed Somayeh says that the execution has been carried out in a symbolic rather than physical way; she provides no further information and maintains that she intends to keep silent about this matter for the moment. http://friendfeed.com/smto/ee24a317
Update2: According to a report published in Kalame (the site representing Mir Hossein Mousavi's views) the execution of lashing has been carried out and a man has been in charge of doing this. And that Somayeh has made the rather toned down remarks in order to prevent any angry reaction from Iranian supporters. You can find the article here http://www.kaleme.com/1390/06/24/klm-73196/