Iran activist on trial for 'warring against God'

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Iran activist on trial for 'warring against God'
Sep 4 08:27 AM US/Eastern
BREITBART/AFP EXCERPT:

A vocal female human rights activist and journalist went on trial in Iran Saturday on charges including "warring against God," which is punishable by death, her lawyer was reported as saying. Shiva Nazar-Ahari, 26, went on trial "on charges of Moharebeh (warring against God), conspiring and gathering to commit a crime, propaganda against the regime and harming public order," lawyer Mohammad Sharif told ILNA news agency.

"After presenting the last defence, the end of the trial was declared," he said. "We are awaiting the verdict and I am not pessimistic about the fate of the case."
Sharif did not offer further details and could not be reached by AFP for comment.
But Kaleme.com, the website of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, said Nazar-Ahari, jailed since December 2009, had also been charged with ties with the exiled opposition People's Mujahedeen of Iran (PMOI), the Tehran regime's most hated foe.
<<<SNIP>>> At least 10 people arrested in street protests have also been given death sentences.
Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, the Iranian regime has executed scores of opponents after finding them guilty of "Moharebeh" in cases such as bombing and taking up arms against the Islamic establishment.

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One of the reasons to be thankfull for seperation of church and state.

Agreed, but its not 100% accurate in the west. Most places still give tax breaks to religious groups, the fight to keep religion out of publicly funded schools continues, and its not unknown for those with a religious belief to get lighter sentences in court.

While Iran is a theocracy, it is first and foremost an oppressive totalitarian regime, which uses religion to control its people.
 

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There are a lot of non-religious organizations that get tax breaks. And comparing tax breaks to the gvt being able to kill you for religious reasons is a bit of a stretch.
 

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There are a lot of non-religious organizations that get tax breaks. And comparing tax breaks to the gvt being able to kill you for religious reasons is a bit of a stretch.

Absolutely. And it is not unheard of for judges to give lighter sentences for a person being young, or famous, or no prior history of trouble in the communty, or a low recidivism risk, or other reasons that have nothing to do with beliefs.

There was a case in Seattle where a homeless couple starved their baby because the couple didn't want the baby to be fat. They went up on criminal mistreatment of a child charges and given a one year suspended sentence.

Had the couple starved the child for "religious" reasons, there would be people calling for their heads.
 

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Agreed.

I was referencing the comment about the separation of church and state in the west, nothing about the totalitarian regime in Iran.

Starving a child for any reason should get you strung up. Period.
 
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