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More 900 people arrested in Tehran, Green Wave more mature than a year ago
Activists say 300 women are among the arrested. Uniformed and plainclothes police as well as revolutionary guards patrol the streets, intimidating people against demonstrating. University students engage in silent protest and hunger strike. Some protesters chant “death to the dictator”. Opposition leader Karroubi says, “The Green Movement today is stronger and more mature than last year”.
Appeal of the "Weeping Mothers " of Iran: free our children, arrest those who killed them
On the 31th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a group of mothers protesting regime violence against the young. Demonstration in support of Ahmadinejad with tens of thousands. Opponents demonstrations threatened.
Enthusiasm and participation in Iran’s election for a new Head of State
The vote is on Friday with any eventual run off on the 19th. Ahmadinejad seeks a second mandate against the ‘reformist’ ex premier Mousavi. Rather than the choice of the 46 million voters, the preference of the Supreme Leader ayatollah Ali Khamenei is what counts, who may not share the current president’s hard-line towards the United States.
Green wave “strong and alive”, Karroubi attacked, offices of Sanei and Montazeri swarmed
The offices in Qom of the late grand ayatollah are closed and sealed after pro-government militias carry out a punitive raid. Karroubi, who is also visiting the holy city of Qom, has his car attacked and destroyed. Shirin Ebadi says opposition is not over but has adopted different forms of protest. The Nobel Prize laureate opposes a military attack.
Tehran cracks down with violence and arrests on student demonstrations
With the consent of university authorities, security forces and Basij paramilitaries police Iran’s main campuses. Last Saturday, Azad University was the scene of protests during which students were arrested. Mobile phones were blocked. University dean and hard-line cleric call for rigid enforcement of the Islamic dress code.
For Washington and Paris, Iran not capable of making nuclear weapons
French foreign minister accuses Tehran of fuelling tensions. Clashes occur in Iranian capital during celebrations marking the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Unconfirmed reports speak of three people killed. The Iranian government imposes tight censorship, bans foreign journalists.
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