To: The Daily Telegraph: different approaches to the treatment of stone throwers
I was interested to see the different approaches to the treatment of stone throwers in your paper on Wednesday.
On page 16, two, visibly unarmed, Israeli policeman are shown detaining, a Palestinian stonethrower protesting the re-dedication of an ancient synagogue.
On the opposite page 17, we read that a 20 year old Iranian student is to be executed for throwing stones at the authorities during a pro democracy protest.
While voices are raised in sympathy for 'detained' Palestinian stone throwing protesters, why are those same voices silent against the 'execution' of a pro-democracy stonethrower in Iran?