You would think that a New York Times article about prosecuting Iranian officials for human rights abuses would mention that the US was complicit in the abuses, and that the legal impediments to prosecuting Iranian officials are largely the result of American efforts to ensure its own impunity and immunity from international law.The New York Times has an article entitled "Years of Torture in Iran Comes to Light" which is about an ad-hoc group that has formed a self-designated tribunal to judge the human rights abuses of the Islamic Republic, concentrating on the large-scale executions which happened there in 1988 of leftists opposed to the regime which had been consolidating power after the war with Iraq. It is a great article with some moving testimony but the problem is that it leaves out some crucial facts.The selection of Mr Asadi as the article's main protagonist is quite ironic since he was reportedly imprisoned due to this membership in the Tudeh Party of Iran, which was the main Communist party there. And in 1983, the top members of the organization were rounded up and executed thanks to the fact that the CIA had provided a list of the members to the government of the newly-founded Islamic Republic, in order to stem Soviet influence in Iran and also as a way to start currying favor with the Ayatullahs as part of what later became known as the Iran-Contra scandal. This was even mentioned in the Tower Commission report on the scandal, yet the New York Times completely leaves it out of history since no doubt it would sully its Good-turns-Evil narrative, and complicate it with inconvenient nuances that implicate the US in the Evil.
[ed notes;click link for whole expose,its lengthy so i could only post few excerpts here due to space constrictions..also see the following.. wich i exposed few months ago regarding this international tribunal on Iran wich the piece above is about but doesn't cover...such as accusations from those who testified there that it was really an imperialist front to demonize the iranian govt,designed and hijacked by zionists!!! IRAN TRIBUNAL TO BE HELD IN WEST ,EXPOSED BY IRANIAN DISSIDENT AS A ZIONIST PRO IMPERIAL FRONT!!! http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2012/10/iran-tribunal-to-be-held-in-west.html