Video: Obama's Special Message to Iran

Catttt3/20/2009 10:09:34 am PDT

From President O’s speech: With the coming of a new season, we’re reminded of this precious humanity that we all share.

From reality, where most people live, but not President O:

Since 1979, some 4,000 gay and lesbian Iranians have been executed.

Over 1,000 men, women and children hanged in Iran over the past three years (dateline 2/28/2009)

More than 1,000 men, women and children have been hanged in Iran in the three years to last December.

In the first month of this year, 59 died, including a 35-year-old woman after 12 years in Rafsanjan prison. In December two men were stoned to death, a third being spared after he managed to clamber out of a pit where he was buried up to his shoulders.

The official 170 forms of punishment include limb amputation without anaesthetic and gouging out eyes with a spoon-like instrument.

Iran has executed the highest number of children in the world since 1990. Currently 71 sentenced to death await the gallows.