1.12.10

Iran. Coerced confessions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11884022

Non-transparent police and judiciary. Massive differences in how men and women are treated by them. Guilty? Possibly.

Ill-treated in custody or badgered into making a false confession. Very likely.

Only takes so much psychological or physical pressure to get someone to say they did something that they in fact didn't do - especially if that person is a female in a very male-dominated society and has very little experience with being in adverse or physically challenging environments.

Here's two words for all the Europeans that get all upset about Texas executing two innocent men, or the U.S. in general letting its individual states determine whether or not to execute some criminals: Iran. China.

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