These confessions, we are advised, probably resulted from "pressure tactics like sleep deprivation, solitary confinement and torture."
We fully expect that the reformists will be "expunged from the political process." Our only question is what the regime will do with them. They could be killed, of course -- but the eyes of the world are open just now. They can't very well be exiled, because seven out of ten (or maybe two out of ten, the numbers are murky) would just return to the fight. And these men are committed to the overthrow of the government -- they have said so themselves.
The only answer is to lock them up in some extrajudicial prison camp, administered by the government forces and beyond the purview of the courts or even the Red Cross. But where can the Iranians find such a wonderland? Well, we understand there are some empty beds at Guantanamo Bay.