Thursday, August 26, 2004
ugh, this is disturbing.
i've been reading reports (from BoingBoing and MetaFilter) about a girl in Iran who was executed due to "engaging in acts incompatible with chastity." the whole story makes me sick - the girl has been said to be mentally retarded, and she also lacked legal representation. what's worse is that the local news didn't cover the event -- so it is hard to know what really happened, and harder for people to react quickly -- although a number of bloggers have been covering the event providing ground coverage. Amnesty International has a press release expressing their outrage.
The thing that makes me frustrated is i feel helpless. there's nothing i can do here, and i'm although i'm bothered by this -- i sense in myself a feeling of resignment. this scares me even more. am i becoming tolerant of this type of injustice? i sure as hell hope not.