December 8, 2009 10:22am CST
"So far, we have shown restraint. From today no leniency will be applied," Iran's top prosecutor, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi said, according to the official IRNA news agency. Forgive me and correct me if I am wrong but if you (a country) claim to be a democracy then tolerance is implied. So is restraint against the freedoms of the people. A democracy does not feed off it's people. If anything, it thrives. If it is not plain then let me tell you that Iran IS NOT a democracy as the current president of Iran claims it to be. Their democracy is a farce! My heart and prayer goes out to the Iranian people but not the government!
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Dec 09
Iran is anything but a democrocy. It is a religios dictator ship with a parlimentary front. What we are seeing in Iran these days is vaguly reminescent of what i remember seeing in the mid 70's right beofer the islamic revolution. I am going to even go as far as to say that with in the next two years, you will see the islamic republican government fall to a revolution. Exactly what takes shape after I don't really know, but the mullahs' days are numbered I think.
9 Dec 09
I do so hope that the mullahs days are really numbered…anywhere and everywhere whenever the priestly class has held society in vice like grip, there has been no progress at all. Its indeed sad that the Prophets spread monotheism only to free the people from the clutches of these priests and do away with daily worship…yet, nothing has changed really for most of the people worldwide, with the situation particularly bad in the Islamic nations. While Iran may see another counter revolution and its people may finally be free of religious blackmail, I think yet of those other countries where there is no hope for human rights…where human life is subservient to religion.
9 Dec 09
I agree with you,Iran has never been a democracy.When a country is ruled by bigots who claim to rule in the name of religion, tolerance goes out of the window.Any opinion expressed by the people or the media which goes against the dictats of the government are put down ruthlessly and forcibly.In a real democracy all citizens have the right to express themselves and whatever they have said should be debated by the government and if the people are right then it should bow down to the wishes of the people. If the public is wrong or whatever is expressed goes against the government or the good of the country then the govt should convince the people showing them where they have erred. However Iran is ruled by a tyrant who has become a dictator by usurping power by fradaualnt means and hence he will not brook anything said against him.That is why countries where religion is predominant have human rights being abused.I too feel sorry for the people of Iran.