Speaking of show trials, Betsy Newmark looks at the case of an 18-year-old girl who was sentenced to death in Iran because she unintentionally killed the man who had tried to rape both her and her niece:
So, let me see if I have this straight. If a woman or a girl is raped, she is sentenced to death for committing “acts incompatible with chastity”. And if she fights back, and escapes rape by killing her attacker, she is also to be sentenced to death. There’s no information about what happens to the rapists, but I suspect that they’re not getting the death penalty. So waht incentive is there for men not to rape women if the penalty will fall on the victim? What a travesty of a government.
Amnesty USA is upset because these are minors who are going to be put to death. How about being upset because rape victims are being put to death? Being over 18 wouldn’t make this penalty any less heinous.
Sadly, Amnesty’s credibility on Middle East issues evaporated in direct proportion to its ever-growing case of BDS.