Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Cruelty Reported Against Bystanders in Ebrat News
No foreign reporters in Iran, means the Islamic Republic can get away with a lot more cruelty and barbarity against protesters than in places like Egypt, Tunisia and Bahrain but sometimes the savagery is so indiscriminate and so senseless that even the judiciary news site can not hide it.
Ebrat News is a site close to Iran's judiciary and even this news website has been compelled to write an article about the harms of indiscriminate crackdown during the protests:
The paragraph above describes what was witnessed by a reporter from Ebrat News. Below is the translation:
Around 4:00 pm on Sunday while the Vali Asr Sq was in the control of security and military forces, some citizens, nothing to do with the protesters, were sitting on the steps outside Pasargad Bank near the Square. Amongst them were two elderly women and a young woman with a shopping bag. Several plain clothes agents on bikes in a vulgar way attacked them, one of them who had covered his face with a Baseej scarf hit the old woman several times with an electric truncheon and kept kicking her while hurling profanities at her. Even the younger woman, who seemed to be her daughter and was trying to rescue the older woman, was not spared and she too was floored after being hit with the electric truncheon.