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Iranian scholar sentenced to death
« on: October 25, 2017, 12:29:30 AM »
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A judge in Tehran has ordered the death penalty for Iranian researcher Ahmadreza Djalali, according to his wife and diplomatic sources in Italy.

Djalali is affiliated with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and the University of Eastern Piedmont in Novara, Italy. A resident of Sweden with his family, Djalali was arrested in April 2016 on an academic visit to Tehran and accused of “collaboration with a hostile government”. He works on improving hospitals’ emergency responses to armed terrorism and radiological, chemical and biological threats.

Djalali was convicted of espionage following a trial led by Abolqasem Salavati, a judge in Iran's revolutionary court, and sentenced to death on 21 October, according to Djalali's wife Vida Mehrannia and to Italian diplomatic sources. They say he has 20 days to appeal against the sentence.

Mehrannia says that her husband was accused of obtaining money, academic positions and research projects in exchange for spying on Iran for Israel.

Iranian scholar sentenced to death

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Re: Iranian scholar sentenced to death
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 12:52:29 AM »
At one time in history the Persians were at the forefront of the most advanced intellectual achievements in the world.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson does a lecture about the demise of that culture. Tysons chat gives the middle easterners their just due in terms of the  sciences  of astronomy, mathematics, physics, medicine, and more.   After about the year 1000+/-,  the Islamic adherents to Muhammad, the flying horse, the angel dude, and other such stuff, declared that education and research were evils that Allah did not permit. Things went even further toward hell after that. There are still Iranian Brilliants. Too damned bad that religion and politics have arrived at their level of intellectual constraint.

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Re: Iranian scholar sentenced to death
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 04:03:25 AM »
Most of the Near and Middle East was a source of scientific (if based on Indian and Greek work), medical, intellectual and artistic triumph until ever more strict Islam eventually fucked it.
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Re: Iranian scholar sentenced to death
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 01:36:52 AM »
At one time in history the Persians were at the forefront of the most advanced intellectual achievements in the world.

Most of the Near and Middle East was a source of scientific (if based on Indian and Greek work), medical, intellectual and artistic triumph until ever more strict Islam eventually fucked it.

Yes, it's a good reminder that just because a society is enlightened at one time it can u-turn and delve into darkness. 
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Re: Iranian scholar sentenced to death
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 03:32:44 AM »
The minds of some people is like the pupil of the eye, the more light you expose it to, the more it will contract.

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Re: Iranian scholar sentenced to death
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2017, 05:20:54 AM »
The minds of some people is like the pupil of the eye, the more light you expose it to, the more it will contract.

Gonna steal that!

But, unfortunately, the religionistas would ssy the same thing about the light of their imaginary friend.
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