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Thursday, 2 July 2009

“Maareke giry”

Further to my blog post on Tuesday regarding the Sharia Law: Islamic Justice video, I see that someone going by the name of “Anonymous” has posted the following comment:

[T]he young boy whose arm was run over was not being punished for a crime. He was part of a “Maareke giry” or street magic act and allegedly performed the stunt for money (note the gentleman speaking into a microphone in image #1). The seventh and eighth pictures in the series, which appear to show the child shaken but otherwise unharmed after the ordeal, were omitted from the email flier but can still be viewed on (where all the images are attributed to photographer Siamak Yari).

Click here for the source of this information, which includes some of the photographs – here and here. Unfortunately, the seventh and eighth photographs referred to by “Anonymous” in the quote above, are not included. Furthermore, on visiting, I’ve been unable to clarify whether or not the website does indeed include these two photographs as it is not in English.

“Magic act” or not, these images are disturbing, but I’d welcome clarification from anyone who can supply it.

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