As usual, the recent elections in
for president and parliament were not democratic. Only candidates approved by the theocracy of
the Islamic Republic are permitted to stand for election and there are inadequate
freedoms to allow for a free and fair election.
Although the relatively less confrontational president was reelected, Iran continues
to sponsor terrorism and to spread Islamic revolution in other Muslim states.
Chinese massacre anniversary
There was a demonstration last week in Hong Kong, the special administrative state of Communist China, on the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre of thousands pro-democracy protestors by the Chinese Communists in 1989. No such protests are permitted in the rest of
Russian anti-tyranny protests
There were more protests last week in
against the Russian
Federation’s tyranny and more arrests of the
protestors. The opposition’s campaign
against corruption and for liberty is the most sustained in several years.
The latest of many more arrests in
included the head of a major internationally-recognized human rights organization. The authoritarian Islamist government has
continued to use the attempted military coup last July as an excuse to arrest
all of the regime’s opponents or critics.