January 28, 2010
Iran executed two people on charges related to anti government protests. More executions seem to be on the way. The opposition failure to respond suggests that the regime may have finally succeeded to bring the situation under control.
February 1, 2010
It comes out that the two men were arrested months before the protests on unrelated charges. Not clear why the authorities decided to hang them and in particular to link it to the protests. Maybe it's a kind of dry run before executing real protesters. The regime is apparently trying to blur the next red line before attempting to cross it.
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