» 06/18/2009, 00.00
Mousavi calls for another day of mourning and protest
More than 600 complaints are officially filed in relation to last Saturday’s vote. Mousavi and Khatami also call for the release of those arrested in recent days. Little indicates demonstrators are demanding another “Prague Spring or Tiananmen Square.” Overall they seem to be a very heterogeneous group. Some observers are even wondering whether Ahmadinejad actually won the election.
Iran will not bow to pressures over elections
The grand ayatollah insists that he won’t yield to the demonstrations, which have been crushed in violence. Still a demonstration is scheduled for this afternoon in front of parliament. Rezaee withdraws his complaints about election fraud. Tomorrow is set to be a day of mourning.
Mousavi and Rafsanjani together for Friday prayer
Opposition leaders meet for the first time since last month’s elections which ended in demonstrations and violent repression. The mosque of Tehran University could become the scene of clashes and provocation.
Khamenei orders election inquiry, but a "coup" is what everyone is talking about
Despite an Interior Ministry ban, tens of thousands of Mousavi supporters take to the streets of Tehran. Khamenei’s order comes as a surprise because he was the one who announced Ahmadinejad’s victory calling it a “divine blessing.” According to Rooz, the Interior Ministry had Mousavi as winner before action by the revolutionary guards stop everything.
Iran's vote worthless as Rafsanjani and Mashaei are out
The two men are excluded from the list of admissible candidates the Guardians Council made public today. Only one reformist candidate, Mohammed Reza Araf, is allowed. He was former President Khatami's vice president. Police are deployed across the country's cities and sensitive sites.
Tehran unrest during Ashura leaves 15 dead
Five of the dead belong to the security forces; ten are opposition demonstrators, including a nephew of opposition leader Mousavi. Unrest is reported in many Iranian cities. People are increasingly willing to face live ammunition and truncheons to oppose the dictatorship and Khamenei’s regime. However, the green wave is leaderless; its chiefs appear too hesitant. New demonstrations and clashes are expected today.
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