[Marxism] In Iran, Protester ‘Suicides’ Stir Anger and Calls for Accountability - NY Times

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 11:26:03 MST 2018

TEHRAN — Two of the detained young men killed themselves, and another was a
terrorist who died in a clash with security forces, Iran’s government
officials have declared with finality. But in an extraordinary display of
audacity, many Iranians, including a number of lawmakers and a top
entertainment star, have assailed such conclusions.

    It is unclear whether the anger signals a potent new complication for
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who as Iran’s supreme leader was a target of some
of the protests, which began over economic grievances and quickly broadened.

But the willingness by members of mainstream Iranian society to publicly
repudiate the narrative of the top judicial authorities is unusual in this
country of 80 million, where such behavior can be risky and invite


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