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    Quote Originally Posted by liam.c View Post



    16. Even though SMS was back in Tehran yesterday, reports indicate that it has been cut-off once again. Sources indicated that they had asked twitter users from Tehran to NOT text each other using the service because it could be a ploy by the government to find dissidents. There are reports that Iran’s main telecom companies were trained in China in “how to weed out dissidents using their data posted on the net,” as well as monitoring and other techniques.
    That last part is worrying. I wonder if Bigbow is okay.

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    awesome steak , lol and it shure seems that way ! lol

    kage , dont worry mate jsut keep your fingers crossed ,or if relgious send good thoughts that way !

    http://www.irshadmanji.com/im-freedo...reedom-for-ali beautifull stuff here in the comments , <you know evenw ith all the horror thats attached to this , that other side of the coin that you so rarely see nowadays , were people really seem to give a shit for eachother is ,that seems so rare now adays ,insted of that much more fashonable to be cold and calus mode , its one of the most beatifull things ive ever seen . that side of it makes makes me soo happy its allmost liek the first time you fall in love , in that silly hyper swelling of emotion kinda way , beautifull is the only way i can think to describe it . if it wasent for this i dont think i could keep sifting through all thease >


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD_Rd_MxcFg not shure if form today . strangely enough on presstv , 3.20 >.<


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    Sadly, Kagemusha22, if BigBow was okay, he'd be posting. He's not; so he's in trouble. That trouble might be trouble in connecting to the internet. Let's hope that's all it is.

    Let's keep this thread going for him. The fact that he posted was an act of bravery. He tried to tell it like it is the way he saw it. Out of respect for him and the others who are trying to do the same, let's try to tell the open world what we can find out.

    Information is getting less, but that might be because something is planned. Maybe people can see when they cannot post. If that's the case, at least we can let them know that we're trying to connect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liam.c View Post
    <you know evenw ith all the horror thats attached to this , that other side of the coin that you so rarely see nowadays , were people really seem to give a shit for eachother is ,that seems so rare now adays ,insted of that much more fashonable to be cold and calus mode , its one of the most beatifull things ive ever seen .


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    thats an exelent vid kage thank you for posting it !!!!!!


    http://shooresh1917.blogspot.com/200...morrow-in.html 29 to be executed tomarrow :/

    There are reports Mohsen's Aminzadeh has become ill in detention & transfered to IRG hospital <hes diabetic >

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_p...ws/8133510.stm not shrue if this was psoterd befor but , its allmost funny

    http://www.defendyourvote.com/featur...ral-crisis/609 Grand Ayatollah Saanei releases another statement supporting demonstrators.<nice vid lower or rooftops >

    Jordan shuts down PRESSTV
    “According to BBC Persian, Al-Alam has written to the network news offices in Amman ordering the state offices of the English-language Iranian television network of Press TV to be shut down.”

    Source: Here

    tweet >>>: ( RT Iran FB ) : 20 people were Executed Today

    tweet >>>> "38" executions in 3 days in Iran...No Comment

    Mousavi: The assembly of teachers & scientists of "Qom" cleric school declare this election to be illegitimate

    Cermenony 4 martyred protestor, Kianoosh Asa, killed under torture by rgm, held at parents' home in Kermanshah, 4000 attended

    http://www.etemademelli.ir/published/0/00/49/4931/ have to translate this one


    http://internationalpost.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/280/ Witness: Overwhelmed Iranian hopsital staff, Iranian police confiscating bodies in trucks

    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satelli...ticle/ShowFull iranain bloger arested for clameing amanidjad has jewish roots




    http://iran.whyweprotest.net/news-cu...july-03-a.html green breif #17

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    I'm NiteOwl AKA Josh Shahryar - twitter.com/iran_translator on twitter - and I've been immersed in tweets from Iran for the past several hours. I have tried to be extremely careful in choosing my tweet sources. What I have compiled below is what I can confirm through my reliable twitter sources. Remember, this is all from tweets. [B](My work is released under Creative Commons (CC). So use it freely)

    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Friday, July 03 in Iran.


    In Dutch: Green Brief #16 (2 juli) (Nederlands) - Why We Protest - IRAN

    In French: Dossier Vert #17 – Vendredi 3 Juillet, 2009 � Le dossier vert – The green brief in French

    In Greek: Green Brief #17 (july 3) [In Greek] - Why We Protest - IRAN

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    In Indonesian: The Green Brief #17 (Indonesian) - Why We Protest - IRAN

    In German: Nachrichten zur Situation im Iran

    In Norwegian: Green Brief #17 (Norwegian)

    In Portuguese: O Taborita: Resenha Verde #17 (3 de julho)

    In Russian: Green Brief # 17 (July 03) [in Russian] - Why We Protest - IRAN

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    Protesters

    1. Family of detained protesters continued to swarm in front of Evin Prison for the third day in a row. In yesterday’s mourning at Beheshte Zahra Cemetery, mourners were reportedly attacked by Basijis. It was reported that a large portion of Tehran’s shops were closed yesterday – to commemorate the 20th day of the “Sea of Green” movement.


    2. There were demonstrations at Mashhad today, although our sources could not confirm information beyond that. Sources also indicated that so far, at least 5 people have been killed and more than 200 have been detained during protests from Mashhad. High-profile detainees include Hashem Khastar, Reza Arab and Rohullah Shahsavar.

    3. The main University of Sistan o Baluchistan has been shut-down by the government, according to unconfirmed reports. Furthermore, students from the university were dragged out of their dorms and sent home. Daryoosh Shikoof, a prominent Iranian filmmaker who lives in Germany, has started a hunger strike in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin to protest Russia’s continued support for Ahmadinejad’s regime.


    Arrested and Killed

    4. Ayatollah Jannati – Head of The Guardian Council - announced that the remaining British Embassy staff has been found to have had a hand in the unrest. Speaking at Friday Prayer’s in Tehran, he added they will be “prosecuted for the crimes they have committed – and already confessed to.” He went on to say that, “confessions from other instigators of violence will also be shown on national TV.” Sources indicate that the government is planning on hanging the remaining staffers after mock trials. So far, two British Embassy staffers remain in Iranian custody.

    5. Sara Sabaghian, a lawyer and prominent women’s rights activist, was freed today from Evin Prison. Another detainee at Evin, Mojtaba Tehrani, who maintained the website for Etemade Melli newspaper, has called his family after a week in detention and asked them for their prayers. Reports have also surfaced that an Iran Telecom employee who has sent text messages to the BBC has been fired from his job.


    Statements

    6. Grand Ayatollah Yosuf Sanei today stated that, “confessions of detained protesters didn’t hold any merit, neither legally or rationally.” He added that, “detentions, killings, beatings, lies and tricks should not stop people from trying to retain their right to determine their future.” He called into question the legitimacy of the election again by stating that none of the candidates – except for the winner – had given up their claims against its impartiality. He also cautioned security forces against the use of force against civilians and called it an “unforgivable sin” and stated that no order by any authority could justify acts of violence against the populace. His statements come at a time when more Ayatollahs are siding with protesters and denouncing the government’s actions in the aftermath of the elections.

    7. No reliable statements from Mousavi have surfaced today. His wife, Zahra Rahnavard, however, did state today that Mousavi will continue to fight for women’s rights. Reports have indicated that at least she is under house arrest and unconfirmed reports indicate that both of them are currently being overseen by security forces and their movement is severely restricted.

    8. The Association of Iranian University Graduates has released a statement claiming that, “the government was out to suppress opposition by any means possible escalating from the rigged elections.” Dozens of Iranian university professors have a signed a letter expressing deep anger for the attacks made by security forces on Iranian universities and students.


    Government / International

    9. Reports indicate that Ahmadinejad’s trip to Mashhad has been canceled due to the government’s fear of possible violent reaction from the residents there. Reports have also surfaced that clerics in Mashhad are conducting closed-door meetings to evaluate the situation and many have given their blessings to protesters. Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city is considered a holy city because of the numerous shrines for martyrs, as well as for Prophet Mohammed’s family members. It boasts a large and active population of clerics.

    10. All 27 EU member nations have summoned the Iranian ambassadors in their countries to question them about the current situation in Iran. They asked about the fate of the remaining British Embassy staff detained in Tehran, and demanded their immediate released. Pressure is being mounted on Iran as EU nations are searching for ‘other ways’ to resolve the situation. It is being reported that the EU is considering whether it should stop issuing visas to Iranian government officials.

    11. The Dutch government today suggested that it might push for EU legislation banning the sale of all technology that could be used to filter or censor information to Iran. The Dutch Parliament told the government it should take the initiative to convince the European Union to ban such sales. It was reported that China lent expertise to the Iranian government to censor websites and track down net-dissidents. Today, it was also reported that the Sultan of Oman – one of very few countries who congratulated Ahmadinejad on his re-election – has canceled his trip to Iran.

    12. Etemaade Melli’s Newspaper was once again censored by the government. According to reports, it was forced to publish a repeat of yesterday’s articles. The government has claimed that the videos of Neda’s death are all fake. Mr. Zarghami, head of the government’s official media organization, IRIB, has accused Twitter, Facebook and YouTube of grossly misrepresenting what is going on in Iran and said that they were being directed by foreign forces.


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    Not 100% but oxfordgirl might have been arrested
    Saw a pic before that was supposed to be her and looks like same person on pic just arrested she's ahuge source of news xfingers for her or at least the person in the pic(activist for womans rights ) no one seems to have said anythign to that effect though , so i really dont know , ill keep an eye on OG tweets and see if thay have stoped <none since 11 hours ago >

    and heres some fun bits , this is enough for me to know that the protesters are the good guys lol

    http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=77754

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...&articleId=806

    http://www.iranian.com/main/2009/mar...echnology-iran

    http://www.democracynow.org/2003/7/1...halliburton_ge

    http://www.propeller.com/story/2008/...r-halliburton/

    http://www.pubrecord.org/index.php?o...id=83&Itemid=8

    http://thinkprogress.org/2005/03/31/...-pea-two-pods/

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/world...n_in_iran.html

    http://www.moneycrashers.com/invest-...-mutual-funds/

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/5...922/725/526083

    http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/7458

    http://www.homa.org/index.php?option...=104&Itemid=58 <<<< and um this tidbit , is this for real ? wtf serously WTF ?! <is there were the whole goat fucker insults comefrom ? for real wtf ! > looking for other sources , http://iranpoliticsclub.net/islam/kh...ings/index.htm looks liek the same text , but with and extra one added . Ayatollah Khomeini in Tahrirolvasyleh, i cant find a persin source document of this, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahrir-ol-vasyleh , ok i found this , with an apprent download of the document inquestion , http://ethnikoi.org/iran.html < i dont add this to make any clames , and i dont want it to start some kinda flame war about religion , but i though tit shoudl be added ,if nothing else because of the whole goat fucker insults that seem to fly so much in the persian tweets , directed tward your man . and um seriously wtf ?

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    The Iranian government seem to blaming things on everybody but themselves. Unopened ballots, but not from this election?

    That must mean previous elections were sound as a pound, eh?

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...ion?FORM=ZZNR8

    http://blog.austinheap.com/2009/07/0...g-that-needle/

    19 hours since oxfordgirl last tweeted , a bit worried that that activest that was recently arested , was her , she seemd to have a direct line to the opisition canidates>update i gues it wasent the same person , OG seems to be fine

    http://addictomatic.com/topic/Tehran hey heres a great tool for info grabs anything thats buzz

    http://mattsteinglass.wordpress.com/...of-gene-sharp/ heres a little more to but that vid <with the crapy cg > posted above into context . my fellign is no matter how you swing it , people dont start revolutions and defently dont continue them if thay are happy with the situation , if some one is wiling to go out and get their brains bashed in , or will still continue to protest knowing tha tthay could be killed or torurtured , that says to me that their unhappyness with the situation is of a magnatude greater then death

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    ian lol ! thay would probabably rather throw gas on me and toss a match , for my typeing and spelling

    angry ! yah thats good news ! there was talk of this a bit ago , i dont know if its from the same rebuke , there was another story , that had said the area where the old clerics , the ones that are directly related to the revolution , told Ahmadinejad not to come visit because people were pissed at him , so it seems like quite a few of the relgious leaders are unhappy with all this and are not buying the election results either , lets jsut hope thay have enough juce to get things done for the people , and dont end up swinging in the breeze at evin prision

    alesoun yah looks liek its far from over >>>"Danger lies ahead. The system which for 30 years was based on the trust of the people, cannot replace the people with security forces overnight. People's trust is seriously damaged."

    Mr Khatami, addressing the families of followers who have been detained, was equally outspoken.

    "Those who have suppressed people's protests have destroyed the greatest asset of this system, the confidence of the people, " he said.
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    randomtweet> Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. — Mother Teresa

    NOROOZ NEWS : MOUSAVI'S CAMPAIGN WORKER DIES OFTORTURE IN MASHAD: AP

    there was some news storys saying that , if israel decided to attack irans Nuclear sites ,the us wouldnt intervine or get involved , >>>>>>>>
    http://www.poligazette.com/2009/04/1...nuclear-sites/

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/20...030821-ap.html

    <<<<<<



    more storys on waht angry reported >>>>>>>
    http://www.voteforiran.com/2009/07/r...conservatives/

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124670357481294541.html <<<<



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    green brief 18 and 19 < he had some trouble with internet for gb18 so its a little late >
    http://iran.whyweprotest.net/news-cu...f-18-19-a.html


    The Green Brief #18-19

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    I'm NiteOwl AKA Josh Shahryar - twitter.com/iran_translator on twitter - and I've been immersed in tweets from Iran for the past several hours. I have tried to be extremely careful in choosing my tweet sources. What I have compiled below is what I can confirm through my reliable twitter sources. Remember, this is all from tweets. (My work is released under Creative Commons (CC). So use it freely. A big apology for not being able to brief yesterday. I was in a different city and the internet connection at the hotel was just...)


    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5 in Iran.


    Protests

    1. The head of the IRGC – one of the various security forces used to quell protesters – claimed today that the BBC and the British Embassy were the main instigators directing ‘rioters’. Brigadier General Abdullah Iraqi (Iraqi is just a last name) claimed that the government did not deal with the protesters harshly in the beginning – although it could have. Among his many outrageous claims was that ‘rioters’ hauled other injured ‘rioters’ from ambulances and killed them. He also claimed that ‘rioters’ injured 600 IRGC officers and that 8 officers had been killed in the line of duty.

    2. Monday 6 July at 5 PM Iran time, the families of some Iranians who have been detained at Evin Prison plan on gathering in front of the prison with flowers and gifts in recognition of Father’s Day. Around 5000 workers at the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Plantation the city of Shosh in Khuzestan province have gone on strike – although said to be in solidarity with the Sea of Green, this could not be independently confirmed. Although said to be still in the planning phase, reports indicate the government has already started planting cameras in areas of Tehran where protesters have gathered in huge numbers in the past. It is said to be a way for pinpointing individual protesters for arrests and also better coordination of security forces in case of protests. It is interesting to note that Ahmadinejad has opposed the idea.

    3. Heavy sand storms have hit Tehran and according to sources within the city, the entire city is affected by low visibility. Confirmed reports indicate that protesters are quietly going through the city and writing anti-government slogans on city walls, using the storm to their advantage.

    4. Recently, a lot of news has been circulating about IRG and military clashes over how to deal with protests. Although we’ve been hearing a lot about it, the more reliable twitter sources have not been able to confirm anything in this regard.


    Opposition

    5. Mehdi Karoubi today stated that they will continue to fight even though it looks as if resistance will become more difficult. He mocked Ahmadinejad for ordering a probe into Neda Agha-Soltan’s death while many more people have been killed in the unrests. He claimed that the government had completely ruined the reputation of the Basij by ordering it to act violently during the protests. He further asked the government to stop the spree-killings during protests.

    7. Reliable sources have indicated that Mir Hossein Mousavi will be creating a new party in order to further their goals of nullifying the election. Among the many instances of fraud in the election that have been claimed by Mousavi is the alleged printing of 20 million extra votes by the government in order to fill boxes with votes for Ahmadinejad.

    8. It is continually being hinted that Rafsanjani is working frantically behind doors to find a solution to the current stalemate. Reports indicate that he has stepped up pressure on the Guardian Council and is working to weaken their sway over the security forces as well as the Iranian regime. Nothing is fully confirmed at this point, although the sources who have reported this are quit reliable. In a meeting with families of detainees, he said that what has happened since the election has been a bitter experience and that Iranians should join hands and help make the regime stable in the long-term.3

    9. Several high-ranking officials within the government or related to government officials have been disowned by their parents. In the latest case, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s son-in-law was disowned by his father. Mahdi Khorsheedi’s father said on Saturday that he no longer had a son named Mahdi because Mahdi Khorsheedi had sided with Ahmadinejad in the post-election unrest.


    Arrests, Releases, Fatalities

    10. Isa Saharkhiz, a prominent Iranian journalist and founder of IAPPF (Iranian Association for Protection of Press Freedom) was arrested on Friday. Another reformist and member of Musharekat Party (IIPF), Jalal Mohammadlou was arrested while on his way to the hospital. Two prominent members of Musharekat Party, Saeed Hajjarian and Mohsen Amin-Zadeh, both of whom had already been arrested and released earlier in the uprising, have now been transferred to an IRG hospital in Tehran. According to sources, Hajjarian is in failing health.

    11. Masood Bastani, an Iranian journalist and the husband of detained Iranian journalist Mehsa Amrabadi, was detained while he was at court seeking information about his wife. Mahsa was detained 20 days ago and is with child. Their house had previously been raided, but Masood hadn’t been home while the security forces caused serious damage to their property.

    12. It has now been confirmed that the lone UK Embassy staffer in custody is being charged with endangering Iranian national security and is the Embassy’s senior political analyst. Most detainees that were arrested in the post-election unrest have been charged with attempting to endanger national security. So far, 20 journalists are also in Iranian prisons. A Greek-born American journalist working for the Washington Times has now been released by the Iranian government. Bita Samimi Rad, a leftist student activist, has now also been released from Evin Prison.

    13. Members of Mourning Mothers, a group that was formed by mothers of detained protesters to seek their release, who had been arrested in Laleh Park last week have now been freed. The group has planned more gatherings in Tehran in the next week to try and seek the release of their loved ones.

    14. Hamid Maddah, a core member of Mousavi’s campaign in Mashhad, died in custody on Saturday. He had been arrested in Gowharshad Mosque along with many other Mousavi supporters. According to sources, he had been tortured badly and wasn’t able to recover. The official death certificate registers the cause of death as internal bleeding in the skull.
    15. There are reports surfacing of the wide-spread use of torture and intimidation in Evin prison. Protesters are regularly beaten, sources claim, and there have been instances of male protesters being raped. Unconfirmed reports also indicate of several protesters being hanged at Evin and in Mashhad, but they cannot be confirmed at this point.


    Government / International / Clergy

    16. The Association of Researchers and Teachers of Qom released a statement on Saturday calling the election invalid and the government formed by it illegitimate. The association boasts within its ranks respected clerics and Shi’ite teachers that reside in the holy city of Qom, a center for Islamic learning for Shi’ites. It had been reported before, on the Green Briefs and other outlets, that there were intense negotiations going on in Qom. This seems to be only the tip of the iceberg and sources indicate more is soon to follow in the form of support for reformists and protesters.

    17. Ahmadinejad on Saturday told a meeting of medical school deans that he wanted to hold negotiations with President Barack Obama before the media. He stated that he would go to the United Nations and ask President Obama for the opportunity. The White House has not released any comments about the offer. Ahmadinejad also indicated the Iran will pursue more active diplomacy in his second term.

    18. Ayatollah Hashemi Shahrodi, the head of Iran’s judiciary, asked courts throughout the country to prosecute people who are aiding protesters through websites. He has also ordered an overall clampdown on anyone ‘using any means’ to help protesters. Furthermore, Sharhodi has ordered the prosecution of people who’re ‘helping to spread lies about Iran through satellite channels’.

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    19. In Kordestan province, the government has started to compile a list of supporters of opposition candidates. The list is supposedly being prepared to make the work of security forces easier when arresting unwanted elements. As sit-ins at mosques were used by protesters to show their discontent, the doors of several mosques in Tehran have now been closed. There are notes hanging on the doors telling people that the mosques are closed to Etekaaf, a form of religious sit-in at mosques where people pray to Allah and ask for forgiveness.

    20. Mohammad Mollabashi, a government official in the Ministry of Education, has stated that students who have been active in ‘riots’ will not be permitted to pursue their education in Iran.


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    21. Fars News alleged on Sunday that Mousavi’s campaign headquarters was nothing but a meeting point for sexual-deviant Iranian youth. He claimed that many of these people wanted to help Mousavi to gain sexual freedom. The editor-in-chief of Keyhan newspaper has said that any party formed by Mousavi is illegal as Mousavi’s responsible for spilling Iranians’ blood.

    22. Several prominent television personalities have now been banned from IRIB. The editor of Etemaade Melli newspaper was again summoned on Sunday by the public prosecutor’s office in Tehran. He was there to answer accusations of involvement in ‘riots’ by the newspaper’s staff and support for them by the newspaper.





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    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-a...oes-on-strike/ Reza Aslan reports that opposition leaders in Iran are planning a three-day strike to be carried out under the cover of a religious holiday. Now if only Iranians can get the rest of us to care.

    http://tehranbureau.com/crocidle-tears-iranians/ Crocodile Tears for Iranians



    keep yoru fingers crossed those clerics can get those peopel out of prison and x them for everyone else lol

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    There is so much i want to say, but a) i don't quite think i could put it into words at the moment and b) despite all that i read i don't really think i know as much as i should.

    Just, all my hopes and prayers to the people (on all sides just for the sake of peace and as little deaths as possible) and may the brave ones remain with us to tell us their stories. Hope all is well with you bigbow and may you return swiftly and safely!

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    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/wi...-things-worse/ story sayign twitter made thigns worse
    at the end of the day , this story seems to have no value , its not over yet , and exposure of the horrors , and coruption , and the way the establishment feels about its people <allowing thugs to bash womans brains in , in the streets , and cheering them as heros >, is probably the only way short of war that their could be changes , rember that prior to the election , people said this behavior on the part of the establishment and the basij , was going on allreddy , only in the middle of the night and no one talked aobut it . i would say the people seem to be fighting for their future and not just for today .
    its also important to note that outside of the artical , no one seems to agree , that i have seen anyway


    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,2303204.story >>>>>>>>>>Rafsanjani is what every one has been waitign for , and looks like he steped up to the plate < this imo negates the story above >
    "We declare that the result is unacceptable due to the unhealthy voting process, massive electoral fraud and the siding of the majority of the Guardian Council with a specific candidate," the party's statement said.


    It followed a declaration by a senior Revolutionary Guard commander that "no one is impartial" in the dispute.

    "There are two currents -- those who defend and support the revolution and the establishment, and those who are trying to topple it," Gen. Yadollah Javani said at a Sunday news conference, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/com...cle6662197.ece g8 say carrots on a stick dont work with amadi

    the demonstrations are continueing big one planned for the 9th
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    I'm NiteOwl AKA Josh Shahryar - twitter.com/iran_translator on twitter - and I've been immersed in tweets from Iran for the past several hours. I have tried to be extremely careful in choosing my tweet sources. What I have compiled below is what I can confirm through my reliable twitter sources. Remember, this is all from tweets. (My work is released under Creative Commons (CC). So use it freely and post it wherever you want.)

    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Tuesday, July 7 .

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    Protests

    1. There have been reports of atrocities committed against villages in Iran. According to partially confirmed reports, a village near Kamyaran in the Kordestan Province was set on fire by security forces because of protests there last week. Several villagers have also been arrested and are currently in custody.

    2. In anticipation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech on Tuesday night, people across Iran came up with a unique plan to disrupt the transmission of the broadcast. The plan was to turn on as many electronic devices as possible, thus disrupting the flow of electricity across the country. Reports confirm that during his speech parts of Karaj, Ghazvin, Sari, Tabriz, Isfahan, Rodehen, Saghez, Lavasan, Ahvaz, Khoramshahr, Dezful, Jahrom, Khomeini Shahr, Shahin Shahr, Folad Shahr, Kashan and Rasht experienced massive black-outs.

    3. Black-outs were also reported in Eastern Tehran, as well as the areas of Baharestan, Sarcheshme and Amir Kabir in Central Tehran. There were unconfirmed reports of gunshots in Eastern Tehran as well as Basijis attacking people who climbed to their rooftops to chant ‘Allah o Akbar’ and ‘Death to the Dictator’.


    Opposition

    4. Mousavi, Karoubi and Khatami held a joint meeting in Tehran today. The three leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the cause of invalidating the election. They called on the government to recognize the legitimate demands of the protesters. They also appealed the government to immediately release all political prisoners and protesters detained during the post-election unrest. The three leaders appointed Mr. Alireza Beheshti, Mr. Moghadam, Mr. Al-Weri and Mr. Amini to probe into the cases of those arrested. They will also survey families whose properties had been damaged during the protests.

    5. Hashemi Rafsanjani’s Politically Party – Kargozaran - released the following statement yesterday: “We declare that the election result is unacceptable due to the unhealthy voting process, massive electoral fraud, and the bias candidate choice of the Guardian Council.” Rafsanjani himself has so far not supported this statement and where he stands is still unknown at this time.

    6. There are partially-confirmed reports that Mousavi met with one, mourning protester’s family on Monday night. The protester’s father told Mousavi that his son was not very political, yet had taken a great deal of interest in Mr. Mousavi’s message. He also claimed that his son was not violent. Mousavi told the grieving family that the blood of the innocent never goes in vain.


    International

    7. After US Vice President Joe Biden’s statement yesterday, that suggested the US would not interfere if Israel were to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, Saudi Arabia was reported as offering Israel its airspace for any future attacks on Iran. However, Saudi Arabia today denied that it had made such comments. In the meantime, US President Obama has vehemently denied that Biden’s statements implied that the US had given Israel “a green light” to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

    8. Canada announced today that it hoped the G8 group of nations would hold a unanimous and firm position in regards to Iran in its upcoming meeting in Italy. Statements by the Prime Minister’s spokesperson indicated that Canada saw Iran’s regime as extremely dangerous, and hoped for a united position by the G8 in this regard.

    9. Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners sent a letter today to Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary General. They asked him to do everything in his power to put a stop to the abuse of human rights in Iran, and to make sure political prisoners in Iran are freed. They went on to request that he send a special envoy to Iran to investigate human rights abuse and government propaganda against Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shirin Ebadi.

    10. Kenneth Roth, Executive Director for Human Rights Watch, called on G8 leaders to denounce the violent repression of protesters in Iran. He asked the G8 to dismiss any claims made by the Iranian government that blames “foreign powers” for the violence THEY have committed against protesters. The group called on G8 leaders to ask for an impartial investigation into abuses and accountability for those responsible. Mr. Roth added, “G8 leaders should make clear that Iran is violating international law.”

    11. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a televised speech tonight, told the Iranian people that the election was the ‘freest’ of any other anywhere in the world. He blamed foreign powers of interfering in Iranian affairs. He claimed that his opponents have not provided any evidence of voter fraud. His speech was briefly cut because of a power outage, but transmission resumed within seconds.


    Arrests / Releases / Killed

    12. Faizollah Arab-Sorkhi, a reformist member of Mujahideen-e-Enghelab and a close supporter of Mohammad Khatami – was arrested at his home today. His whereabouts are unknown. It has also been confirmed that another reformist, Siyamak Haidarzadeh is currently being held in captivity. There are no news of his whereabouts either.

    13. Although the police in Tehran claim that students arrested from the University of Tehran have all been released, the University’s Chancellor announced that at least two are still in detention.

    14. Mahdi Karoubi’s office has asked those with family members in detention or whose property has been damaged during the protests by security forces to contact them about the incidents. Karoubi’s office has released a phone number through which they can be contacted: 227 131 35

    15. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, demanded that Iran release French citizen Clotilde Reiss immediately. Reiss was arrested a few days ago as she was leaving Iran from Tehran International Airport. She had been living in Isfahan for five months and was teaching French. Reiss has been charged with attempting to harm Iran’s National Security.

    16. Confirmed reports from Evin prison indicate that the torture of prisoners has intensified. A reliable source confirmed that hot water was being poured on prisoners, they weren’t allowed to sleep, and that many had been put in solitary confinement. We now confirmed instances of sexual harassment, and rape of male and female prisoners.

    17. Iran’s Attorney General’s Office has announced that starting next week, prosecution against some 500 detainees – all arrested during the protests the last couple of weeks - will begin. This comes at a time when thousands of people are feared to be in Iranian prisons stemming from arrests made at protests. Many high-profile political prisoners have not been able to contact their families and many are said to be in dire need of medical attention.

    18. In other news, during Ahmadinejad’s speech, a bug continued to fly around his head, forcing him to swat around relentlessly at the bug in front of his face. Reliable sources have now confirmed that the bug has been arrested, moved to Evin Prison, and has confessed to a plot to annoy Ahmadinejad by the Evil UK. His confession will be broadcasted through IRIB soon – so stay tuned.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNMpszQUQNs a reminder of waht the people are faceing , and in all my reading this is not limited to protests , thease types of things happen in the middle of the night , and are then blamed on crime , thease guys are not trying to controll protestors , thay are trying to break things , thay are trying to do real damage to their bodys . this is one video , and there are 100s all showing the same behavior . this is how thay thay act in the open while being filmed , how do you think thay act under the cover of evin prisons walls , or in the basement of the ministry of the interior building

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    A podcast from the New York Review of Books with Roger Cohen talking about the protests and possible future consequences for the Iranian regime.

    New York Review of Books podcast page.
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    big demonstration tomarrow , theres word that the army , will engage basij and securty forces/irg , <any non iran basij , are said to have been warned and will be shot if thay engage the protesters . >
    rafisjani family is said to be attending the protest . <i dont knwo if this is true or not but seems to be alot of talk about it , if true its verry significant , by tomarrow things could change drasticly for iran >


    this is the most fired up ive seen the tweets , all about tomarrow , alot of people are scared but are going , one said , all of their relitives have tweeted goodbyes <got the impression , thay are not shure if thay will come back tomarrow , cross your fingers for all of them !

    2000 released , 500 remain captive
    8:26 am in iran right now , people allreddy startign to hit the streets lota people on the side walks , basij not on moter cycles today , lots of dark green vans seen on the streets <the talk right now >

    routes to enghelab blocked , people makeing their way around them .

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    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    9:31 pm in iran
    tweets from todays protest

    oxfordgirlThis is not a demo called by Mousavi, this is the ppl taking power into their own hands. #iranelecion #gr88
    oxfordgirlPls do not go out with hate and anger, the other side have enough of that, be calm, be dignified and be seen.
    oxfordgirlRT @StopAhmadi: Internet & all comnction could B shut down in couple of hours 2 prevent info coming out. We'll see.
    oxfordgirlRT @jimsciuttoABC: Immigration stopping young Iranians arriving Tehran in recent days, accused of intending 2 join protests #iranelection
    oxfordgirlAyat Golpaygani and senior clerics round Khamenei said to be furious over his son taking control basij #iranelection #gr88
    oxfordgirlUnconfirmed: Mousavi will be joining 'mourners' today. Asks go to mosques late afternoon. #iranelection #gr88
    oxfordgirlCars burnt on streets Tehran, many reported injured Rasht, Mahshad. #iranelection #gr88
    2 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlMousavi expected to appear at Mosque in Tehran this evening - have no other details. #iranelection #gr88
    10 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlUnconfirmed report Rafsanjani daughter out among protesters again, urging them to keep going. Any sightings? #iranelection
    11 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlRT @StopAhmadi: Calgary, Canada Peaceful protest in Solidarity w IR ppl, July 9, 8PM City Hall #iranelection
    15 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlSources: The fire at Mirdamad was at the metro. Some report shop windows smashed - by basij - #iranelection #gr88
    15 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlFamilies coming out together, this is an amazing act of courage. Don't forget try date video/pictures V imp #iranelection #gr88
    16 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlTehran university - up to 500 protesters . Tear gas used by basij #iranelection #gr88
    18 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlV, V unconfirmed report that police have turned on basij. Treat with caution, but something like this had been expected. #iranelection
    19 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlImpossible 2 estimate how many ppl on streets, its in every corner of Tehran. More ppl on roof chanting alrdy & in mosques. #iranelection
    20 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlReports; Families coming out together,. Babol , Kerman, Ahvaz , Rasht, Tabriz, Shiraz, Hamadan, kerman #iranelection #gr88
    23 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlReports ppl coming out of their homes, standing in their own streets, shouting Allah Akbar and death to the dictators. #iranelection #gr88
    28 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlShooting reported Azadi and Enghelab. #iranelection #tehran #gr88
    30 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlRT @Tajavioletta: GOTHENBURG Sweden Iran protest demo: Thu, July 9, 18:00-19:00, Götaplatsen http://tinyurl.com/lpahqu #iranelection #gr88
    31 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlRT @cali_jem32: RT PLEASE ! - http://twitpic.com/9sd82 - Photo of today in Iran, in front of the University of Tehran #Iran #IranElection
    32 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlIf u R at home & cn C protest from window, take vid/picture w/ proof of date & upload before they increase jamming. #iranelection
    43 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlNews coming real-time from ppl at protests, this is quite amazing. Hundreds at Tehran University. #iranelection #gr88
    44 minutes ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlBy all accounts more and more ppl gathering at protest sites. There is safety in numbers, keep together. #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlRT:fromIran: ppl R boo-ing the bassij and sec force as they try to disperse them & shout.. "shah Soltan Velayat ur time is up' #iranelection
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlAppears now there HAS been shooting at protesters at Azadi Squ. Be safe, if it is very rough go to nearest mosque. Pray for the dead. #i ...
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlUnconfirmed reports: Shots heard Azadi squ, reports of several injured. I cannot confirm. #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlPls doctors if you can make yourself available to help injured protesters go out on streets. #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlIf U C basij blocking yr way, get 2 the nearest mosque. Travel in large groups, throw away mobile/camera if abt 2 B picked up. #iranelection
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlGunshots heard Keshavarz Blvd and Azadi square. Cannot confirm. report fire Mirdamad. Be careful ppl #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlGetting 2 many reports 2 keep up w/. Clashes all ovr Tehran, protests all ovr Iran. Again Mullahs join protest in Mashad #iranelection
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlAvoid Mirdamad, reports clashes and fire. Unconfirmed but better stay safe. #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlRT چهارراه آبرسان آغاست ppl in Tabriz move toward Abresan intersection #iranelection iran tehran
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlUnconfirmed: shots heard at Azadi squ. helicopters all over tehran - #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlDanger areas, clashes reported laleh, enghelab, shariati. Something happening Tagrish, not clear if related 2 protests. #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlUnconfirmed but try avoid RT @Mossadegh2009: ppl r throwing rocks and cocktail Molotovs to Basiji forces on Shariati Street #iranelection
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlRT @TNTIran: RT @StopAhmadi: As expected, SMS & communications shut down or v poor network in (at least) some areas in Tehran. #iranelection
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlV large protests Shiraz. More reports of protest in almost every city in Iran & arnd the world. Organised by the ppl 4 the ppl #iranelection
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlTonight renew efforts on rooftops, shout so loud it will shake the foundations of the regime. #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlIf you can go to the mosques near protest routes for evening of mourning the dead of the protests. #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlPls vry important proof of date on vid & pics U send out. Total internet blackout expected 2nite so get those videos posted #iranelection
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlPls remember try and show newspaper to prove date of photo and video evidence. #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlRasht, Ahvaz, Shiraz, Mashad all seen lge protests. Chants of death to dictator at some, others silent march. #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlShiraz protest very big according to first reports. And video? #iranelection #gr88
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
    oxfordgirlMarchers going towards university broken up, clashes with basij with tear gas. #iranelection



    Freetomorrow1: Unbelieveable msgs coming in: Uniformed POLICE force shooting at armed Basijimilitia #iranelection #tehran #iran #qom #18tir #mashad #yazd
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    Pray4FreeIran: RT @freedomIRAN88: iwitness: They R brutally attacking us & there R trucks of extra forces coming to control the protests! #iranelection
    RT #IRAN ATTN DOCTORS - we need some doctors to go to enghelab sq. they need help just go people are bleeding #IranElection
    parasympathic: RT @LTVX: RT: Video from tehran Keshavarz blvd. http://bit.ly/tVsCP #iranelection
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    Also getting pics from #iranelection protests on @rooobysearch's http://bit.ly/QhJAK pages
    The days of calm are over, the ppl are back and they won't take it anymore. #iran #iranelection #gr88 (via @oxfordgirl)
    RT PLEASE ! - http://twitpic.com/9sd82 - Photo of today in Iran, in front of the University of Tehran #Iran #IranElection
    Iranian from Tehran - "The situation is so bad, that the police are also attacking each other" #Iran #IranElection #Neda
    Pray4FreeIran RT@Drvaezi: IRAN: water medicine & white cloth needd lots of injured in enghelab They are killing the people!!! #iranelection
    : Tehran is in fire people are so many more and bsij in some places running from protesters #iranelection #iran #gr88 #tehran
    call from Iran: crowd is huge &everywhere.. People have opened their doors to let people in #IranElection
    Heavy Clashes at Vali Asr Sq. #iranelection
    Around Enghelan & TU ppl are fighting Basijis gorilla style #iranelection #gr88 #neda
    People attacked Basij in SaadatAbad and Sattarkhan #iranelection #iran #gr88 #tehran
    Reports: Army Helicopters Shooting at People at Azadi Sq. هلیکوپتر ارتش درحال تیراندازیمردم در میدان آزادی (not conf) #iranelection tehran
    IRAN: amirabad also under fire and jamalzade lots of injured, it is hit and run #iranelection #iran
    Clashes At Vali Asr Sq. Spreading to all nearby Streets including Vila St...#iranelection
    it is confirmed that police & basij are shooting at each other, then that is a KEY turning point. #iranelection
    RT10sThousands ppl Chanting against Regime at Vanak sq., Vali Asr sq., Ferdosi, Vali Asr Cr, Tehran Uni, Polythecnic Uni...#iranelection
    RT: Death to Khameneyi chanted in streets all around tehran #iranelection
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    Our in-Iran source says that there is a fire in Mirdamad getting out of control #iranelection
    IranAnon: First there was just police, then guards, then more armed guards with uniforms, now plainclothes #iranelection
    12 minutes ago from · Reply · Retweet · Direct Message · View Tweet lysssandros: @MikVerbrugge #iranelection nir report :Tehran Basiji reporting heavy casulaties & many units either on the run or retreat.
    People attacked Basij in SaadatAbad and Sattarkhan #iranelection #gr88 #18Tir
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    Gun Shoots is hearing from Kargar Shomali St...#iranelection
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    Heavy Clashes near Azadi Sq. at least 3 people get shoted by Sec. forces...#iranelection
    ppl have charged some basij, taken Batons away from them. you can hear "death to khamenei" for first time #iranelection
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    Women becoming main target of coward basij. #iranelection #gr88 #iranelection #stopahmadi #oxfordgirl
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    tweets comeing in so fast i cant keep up with them , i paused a streem for a few seconds , and i was allreddy behind by 1400 messages

    RT: ppl asking police to join them as news spreads of unconfirmed reports that police fired on Basij in Tehran today #iranelection #gr88
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    By all accounts more and more ppl gathering at protest sites. There is safety in numbers, keep together. #iranelection
    dont forget protests R going on all ovr Iran. Lost contact Mashad, erly repts sd senior mullahs joined protest. #iranelection
    ANTIDOTES? ANY DOCTORS OUT THERE? RT Basij used a gas that burned our skins its still red and inflamed #iranelection
    Cars everywhere r honking their horns in support of the protesters #iranelection










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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTj4T2UVInQ
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/...ary/index.html wow cnn reporting on it

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/10/wo...ef=global-home ny times artical

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    well damn i added quite alot to my last post but it timed out or soemthign so lost tons

    the gist of today is
    protests happing in every city in iran , massive supprot form the people , people opeing their doors to protesters , standing in their own streets even if thay wernt protesting directly shoouting death to dictator . bloody conflict at all sites . reports of police fireing on basij , reports of people disarming basij of their clubs . army helicopters <not shure if thay mean army or irg or what > over the demos shots fired from them . basij now under the controll of khomani son , and governemtn officals/ clerics not happy about it .
    basij were routed by the demonstartors today , for first time thay admit this happend <not shrue where but lota un connected reports of it >
    demonstrations have been going on over 12 hours today and thay seem to be coninueing
    the people seem to feel they have won this round today .
    many people affrade to shoot film , since it has been used to identify and take people . alot of photos form today people where wareing scarves or masks .
    1000s of tweets per minut
    more film and pics will be showing up as people return home .
    green brief should be out soon so you can get a more focus report on the happings of today


    some visuals to keep you intrested

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36zH3JTgZhs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_r7Ufw4Xfc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkRcISXMeUQ

    http://www.youtube.com/user/peive17 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<huge stack of vids from today , wow the peopels solidarity is amazing !!!!!!!!!!
    http://tehranbureau.com/blood/ faith no more

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    After following this for some time, words still fail me.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the protestors. No one should have to live under tyranny, of any kind.

    We put our trust in our systems of government, that they will hold themselves above this kind of activity. But, what is despicable to me is the violence that erruptted afterwards. Those in the government know that they have been caught...the question is now what lengths will they go to to retain the power that they stole from their people. I worry that this isn't the last we have seen of the bloodshed.

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    rofl that is funny !

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    Still trying to keep things going forwards for Big Bow, but there doesn't seem to be anything new coming through from Iran. Maybe Liam has more to post.

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    bigbow thanks for posting this here, i wish your country and people the best of luck for sure.

    your info gives a lot of insight into the situation as especially do the pictures with text on them like photoshopped one and guy with ak who shot people at the mousavi rally. amazing , stuff we just never see on the news but have to guess at here (australia).

    keep fighting the good fight!

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    soory for lack of updates been sick as dog

    thay are still going , there seems to be soem word that the major clerics ,and rafasijani talking about movieng the whole shabang to najif , that was the big word yesterday , ill have to go though and grab the new stuff and green briefs for proper updates

    yesterday or today 14 were hanged

    word is rafasijani gnna do friday prayers , and people the peopl will all go to it if he does , thay all wonder if the basij will attack them for all going to friday prayers .

    thay still seem strong as ever , twitter streems were flooded wth spam bots for a whole day , but htay seem to be under controll now .

    more info to come

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    The Green Brief #24 (July 10)

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    I'm NiteOwl AKA Josh Shahryar - twitter.com/iran_translator on twitter - and I've been immersed in tweets from Iran for the past several hours. I have tried to be extremely careful in choosing my tweet sources. What I have compiled below is what I can confirm through my reliable twitter sources. Remember, this is all from tweets. (My work is released under Creative Commons (CC). So use it freely and post it wherever you wish to.)

    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Friday, July 10 .


    In Danish: Live Temp News: The Green Brief #24 (d. 10. juli) - Dansk version

    In French: http://ledossiervert.wordpress.com

    In German: Nachrichten zur Situation im Iran

    In Hebrew: Content Factory Reports:NO MIND CONTROL CC שיתוף למטרות יצירתיות ‎(contentfactory)‎

    In Spanish: Informe Verde en Español: Informe Verde (10 Julio 2009)

    In Swedish: Green Brief på Svenska


    Protests / Unrest

    1. There was a gathering of the families of those detained during the protests in Tehran today. Protesters stood in front of Kalantari 103 Pasdaran, 140 Baghe Faiz and Enghelab Square. Numbers cannot be confirmed, but the numbers were probably small.

    2. It has not been confirmed that Basijis attacked the dorms of the Polytechnic University yesterday. The presence of Rafsanjani’s family was also partially confirmed. Still no word of whether Mousavi joined mourners later in the evening like he said he would.

    3. Police in Nicosia, Cyprus clashes with Iranian protesters in front of the Iranian Embassy. People were seen being dragged and reports indicate that several were arrested and held for several hours. Whether this was from July 09 cannot be confirmed at this point. Here’s a video related to the incident: Revolutionary Road...: Shame on Cyprus police!


    Government / International

    4. Ayatollah Hashim Hashim-Zadeh Hareesi – a member of the Assembly of Experts – said today that people had started to distrust the system. He explained that whatever had happened after the election had caused people to become suspicious and that the government needed to take strides to restore people’s trust otherwise, distrust could result in further more severe problems.

    5. Tehran's Interim Fridays Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami-Kashani asked the Majlis of Iran to take measures in solving some short-comings that are present in the current electoral law. According to Ayatollah Emami Kashani, the unrest that followed the recent election was a result of those short-comings.

    6. The Guardian Council’s spokesperson, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaie said today that the Guardian Council was currently going over the entire election. According to him, the Council will soon release a detailed report about the election. The Council has already affirmed the impartiality and accuracy of the election which leaves little room for further investigation into charges of fraud.

    7. The French Ambassador in Tehran met with Clotilde Reiss, the detained Frenchwoman who’s currently being held in Iran on charges of espionage. According to the ambassador, Ms. Reiss looked in good mental health. It is not clear as of yet when she will be released.

    8. Iran’s government today summoned the German ambassador and questioned him about the death of an Egyptian woman in Germany at the hands of racist extremists. Iranian TV continues to show her death and accuse the West of acting against Muslims in Europe.

    9. The G7 nations + Russia have given Iran till September to restart negotiations on its controversial nuclear program. It was unclear what Iran’s rejection of this offer would entail. The statement came during a meeting in l’Aquila, Italy where the group was meeting to go over the world-wide economic downturn.

    10. A U.S. panel has demanded that Baha'is facing trial in Iran be released immediately. Baha'is are a religious minority in Iran who believe in a universal religion and are fervent supporters of world peace. They are openly persecuted because of the country’s strict religious laws.

    11. The Canadian government also summoned the Iranian ambassador in Ottawa and demanded the immediate release of Canadian-Iranian journalist Mazyar Bahari. Bahari has been detained for a while now and the government is trying to keep a lid on his whereabouts. He works for Newsweek.


    Arrests / Releases / Deaths

    12. Iranian-American Scholar, Kian Tajbakhsh has been arrested according to reliable sources. Majid Durri has also been rearrested. There are also reports that security forces arrested several students during their raid at Amir Kabir University’s dorm. Their fate remains unknown.

    13. The only person released today was Kambiz Noroozi, yet his release cannot be fully confirmed. Family members of several political prisoners – including those of Mirdamadi and Hajjarian - met with Ayatollah Mousavi Aradabeli today. Ayatollah Ardabeli consoled the families and discussed the issue with them. He later said that this is an important issue and needed to be dealt with as soon as possible.

    14. Reports have now surfaced that people detained during yesterday’s protests have been moved to Evin Prison. The prison is reportedly so full that people are kept in the corridors. Sources have confirmed that people are being viciously tortured and detainees are underfed. Many are facing solitary confinement.


    Media

    15. Fars News has reported that the government has discovered a recording studio belonging to the BBC at Mousavi’s campaign headquarters. Iranian media continues to beat the drum of an Egyptian woman’s death in Germany and protests yesterday were for the most part, ignored.


    *A hearty thanks to Sahar joon for helping me out with proof-reading and very valuable tips. Also, a BIG THANKS to all the translators who're spending their precious time on getting this to as many people as possible.


    The Green Brief #25 (July 11)

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    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Saturday, July 11 .


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    Protests / Unrest

    1. Delayed reports - just emerging - confirm that protests did indeed take place around the country on July 9th. We also have authentication of mass arrests during this time. Reports of black-outs during Ahmadinejad’s speech are now being confirmed by mainstream media as well (this was confirmed on twitter three days ago).

    2. Vast weekly protests and the heavy presence of Basiji’s have had a negative impact on Iranian bazaars; they are finding it harder and harder to stay open. As a result, commerce is slowly coming to a standstill. Reports indicate that the opposition is in the midst of planning more strikes and protests. Today, about 150 protesters pelted eggs at the German Embassy in Tehran protesting against the death of an Egyptian woman in Germany at the hands of a right-wing extremist.

    3. People in Tehran are continuing to honk their horns at the sight of Basijis - and chanting anti-government slogans while speeding away. Many people drive with their headlights on. Reports indicate that many Basijis are quitting their jobs and are being replaced by fresh recruits, many of them under 18. People travelling to Iran are being targeted at the airport upon entry and are being forced to divulge their Twitter and Facebook accounts so the government can monitor their online activity.


    Opposition

    4. In a letter to the Head of the Judiciary, Mahdi Karoubi – one of the candidates during the election and a key force behind the current protests – asked for the immediate release of all political prisoners as well as arrested protesters. In a letter addressed to Ayatollah Shahrodi, Karoubi claimed that, “People believed in the system, however, the system had been hijacked by a few.” He accused Tehran’s authorities of systematically eradicating opposition. He warned the government of “unimaginable consequences” if the current situation persisted.

    5. Ayatollah Montazeri has released a Fatwa that is very supportive of protesters and their cause. In the Fatwa, Montazeri “condemned violence against protesters as un-Islamic.” He’s pleaded with the government to not play with the name of Shi’ism and Islam with their actions. He hinted that Khamenei’s leadership is standing against Islam, human rationale and National interests – and that he was clearly in the wrong. Reports of Ayatollah Ustadi - Qom's temporary Friday Prayer’s Imam - resigning his position and calling a strike could not be confirmed.

    6. In an open letter released to the media, the women’s wing of Mousavi’s Participation Front have said that Iranian mothers were awaiting the release of their loved ones with teary eyes and aching hearts. They asked the government to immediately release all prisoners and to stop arresting people for using peaceful means to express their dissent.


    Government / International

    7. Iranian Foreign Minister, Manuchehr Motaki, has stated that Iran is willing to discuss issues with the West, but claimed that the government was going to present a package of issues for discussion – rather than just one. This comes at a time when the European Union has now fully suspended visas to Iranian diplomats who wish to enter any EU member nation.

    8. The spokesperson for Parliament's Imam’s Way Faction declared that the government’s legitimacy was “questionable” after what transpired post-election. Reports from Tehran indicate that many members within the Faction are thinking of not partaking in the “vote of confidence” that will be held in Parliament soon (the President selects a cabinet, and then a vote of confidence takes place). The spokesperson added that, “When a Cabinet Minister refuses to answer to the public, then it shouldn’t expect to get a vote of confidence.”

    9. Tehran’s Police Chief has declared a state of emergency in parts of Tehran. Iran’s government removed the head of security of Zanjan Province - after reports surfaced that he may be sympathetic to the reform movement. A number of prominent citizens in Tabriz have written a letter to Khamenei declaring that, “people were not satisfied with the election and that they will continue to voice their opposition to Ahmadinejad’s government.”

    10. One of Mousavi’s offices, located inside the Presidential Palace, was evacuated by government orders. Mousavi used this office during the last twenty years after leaving the Prime Minister’s Post. It was NOT his campaign headquarters. Meanwhile, the government is stepping up its media campaign of discrediting Mousavi’s role in Iran’s past. This comes at a time when a large number of Iranian clerics in Qom have reportedly threatened to leave Iran for Najaf, Iraq (Najaf is the holiest site in Shi’ism and Qom is a center of Shi’ite learning). They demanded the government to cease with their relentless pressure to side with them.


    Arrested / Released / Killed

    11. Reports from inside Evin Prison indicate that at least one prisoner has died under extreme torture. The prisoner is the son of a member of the group of Mourning Mothers and was reportedly named Sohrab A’rabi. Reports of torturous acts had been confirmed before, but recent details reveal more extreme forms such as:

    o Binding and then beating prisoners with batons
    o Forcing prisoners to lay on their wounded side – on hot asphalt
    o Pouring scorching-hot water over prisoners’ heads

    12. Reports of more than a dozen prisoners crammed into a 9 x 9 foot cell are increasing. Other reports indicate that the prison is so overcrowded that prisoners are now being thrown into cells that are half-demolished. Prisoners are interrogated non-stop for more than 12 hours. Injured prisoners are not receiving any medical attention - many are said to be in very bad conditions.

    13. Iran is now holding 36 journalists in prison. Reports indicate that despite the overcrowding, nearly 150 protesters arrested on July 9th in Tehran were moved to Evin Prison. We don’t have confirmations to the number of people arrested, but without a place to go. The arrest of many people were confirmed today - among them: Abbas Mirza Abutalebi (a reformist politician), Majid Saidi and Towheed Begi (photojournalists), Kaveh Muzaffari (a journalist who been detained and released prior), Shamsuddin Esaie (a key aide of Mousavi), and Hengameh Shaheedi (a key member of Etemaade Melli Party).

    14. On a positive note, Iranian courts postponed the court date for seven Baha’is detained in Tehran today. They are being prosecuted under Iran’s strict religious laws because of their faith. Reports also indicate that Kambiz Noroozi, a journalist detained yesterday, was released. The families of several detainees have pleaded directly to influential clerics in Qom to help attain the release of their loved ones.


    Media

    15. In an unexpected move, ISNA – one of Iran’s official news agencies – declared that recent unrests in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Province was provoked by US intervention in Chinese affairs. ISNA declared that China did all it could to quell an uprising fueled by foreign intervention.



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    The Green Brief #26 (July 12)

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    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Sunday, July 12 .


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    Protests / Unrest

    1. Sporadic protests were reported from Tehran today. Although the numbers could not be confirmed, many sources claimed that people tried to gather at Valiasr Square. Clashes were reported in Keshavarz Blvd, Towhid Square, Fatemi Blvd, Satarkhan Street and Valiasr Square. Heavy presence of security forces was reported in those areas. Reports indicated helicopters were hovering over Central Tehran- where most of these areas are located. Cell phone networks were cut off in the aforementioned areas as well.

    2. Hundreds of people staged peaceful gatherings in front of the Islamic Republic Court and Evin Prison. They were demanding the release of their loved ones. It is speculated that there will be a large protest in Iran on Friday, however, this cannot be confirmed as of yet.

    3. Shirin Ebadi - Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Iranian Human Rights Activist - has declared that this Friday, Iranians from all over the world, will unite to protest the appointment of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President. A three-day hunger strike by prominent Iranians will also be observed in front of the United Nation’s Headquarters in New York City on July 22nd.


    Opposition

    4. The Democratic Party of Iran has declared its support for Mousavi. The party has declared that a regime only has legitimacy when that legitimacy is earned through the people. This party joins many others who have already pledged their support for Mousavi.

    5. In a statement released today, Mohsen Rezaie – another candidate in the disputed elections – announced five points that everyone in Iran should realize in understanding the post-election problems.

    - The Iranian Government should KNOW the difference between peaceful protesters and people who're working to destroy the Islamic Republic.

    - The Iranian Government should KNOW the difference between politicians/people who merely have complaints, and those who may be “foreign meddlers.”

    - Politicians should be able to pursue their rights and rights of the people through legal channels. Government organizations should seriously consider complaints from the people/politicians without the fear of persecution from someone else.

    - Negotiations should be held between those with complaints and the government for solving these complaints in order to safeguard national security and continue peaceful political participation in the country.

    - Government agencies should follow the law when restoring calm and safeguarding people’s rights.

    - Imam Ali’s guidelines and his life should be used as an example for solving all political issues.

    6. Ayatollah Bayat Zanjani has given a Fatwa declaring that people should use peaceful means to remove individuals who have illegitimately gained a government post from their official posts. He gave the Fatwa after being asked whether government employees should stop working because the government was illegitimate. Ayatollah Montazeri also declared in a Fatwa yesterday that anyone who uses their power illegitimately was automatically disqualified from their position of religious authority.

    7. In an interview released to the media, Shirin Ebadi has denounced the government’s wide-spread arrests of lawyers and human rights activists since the election. She also denounced a new ‘law’ being created by the justice department which gives it broader power to revoke lawyers’ permits, calling it illegal and asking the government to declare it null and void.
    Government International

    9. There are partially confirmed reports that Hashemi Rafsanjani will be leading the next Friday prayers in Tehran. It has also been reported that the Green movement is planning on participating, including leaders of the movement. This, however, cannot be confirmed at this point.

    10. The commander of the IRG has warned that those who oppose the election should be careful because the armed forces of Iran would not surrender against protests. He also announced that the armed forces for ready and fully capable of quelling any unrests that may come in the following days.

    11. In an attempt to ward off criticism from the government by the international community, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s assistant has issued a statement calling out the international community’s stance regarding the recent developments in Iran, hypocritical. Among his claims to justify government’s actions was that the number of political prisoners in Iran was far less than the number of political prisoners in Western countries. Several important clerics in Qom have criticized the government’s silence over the deaths of more than 150 Muslims Uighors in unrests in Western China. They have called upon the government to condemn the Chinese government’s brutality.


    Arrested / Released / Killing

    12. Since the beginning of the protests, 41 journalists have now been detained so far. Abulfazl Abedini – another journalist – has now been confirmed to have been arrested by unknown people and his whereabouts cannot be determined Sheila Najafi, a leftist activist and poet, was arrested from Amol and her whereabouts are unknown as well. . Saeed Hajjarian’s son Mohsen Hajjarian has now been arrested as well. Mahdi Madavi-Azad, another journalist and editor-in-chief of Shahab News, was arrested today as well.

    13. Sohrab A’rabi’s body was finally given over to his family. His funeral will be held tomorrow at Beheshte Zahra cemetery and he will be buried there. It’s worth noting that even though the last Green Brief indicated that he’d died under torture at Evin, it has now being reported that he had actually died weeks ago during a protest and that his body could not be identified until now.

    14. In Saqez on Saturday, security forces stormed the houses of several prominent Iranians who are either reformist or pro-protester without search warrants and arrested as many as 32 people. During the recent protests in Kermanshah, dozens of protesters have been arrested and moved to Dizel Abad Prison. In Tehran, as people continue to chant Allah o Akbar at night on their rooftops – some have even started using loudspeakers -, the security forces have slowly ramped up arrests of people who engage in this form of protest. Several people have been arrested so far.

    15. Mahdi Karoubi met with the families of detained reformists today. The detainees’ families told Karoubi that they weren’t anti-government and asked Karoubi to help them secure the release of their loved ones. Families of detainees are now being threatened by security forces that if they talk or give interviews about the detention of their loved ones, their relatives will be kept in prison longer.


    Media

    16. The sale of Nokia cell phones in Tehran has taken a setback in recent days as people in Tehranis accuse Nokia of helping the Iranian government in planting surveillance devices that have been used to arrest scores of Iranians. Sales have plummeted by as much as 50 percent.

    17. This comes at a time when today, the IRG warned Iranians to not use websites like Twitter, Myspace and Facebook to create tensions. All of the above mentioned sites have already been blocked in Iran. It has also been reported that since Mousavi’s call to stop buying advertisement time on IRIB, several prominent business-owners have complied. This has affected the IRIB’s income significantly.



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    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Monday, July 13 .


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    Protests / Unrest

    1. Faculty members, doctors and dentists of the Tehran Medical University stages a gathering in Shariati Hospital in protest of the arrests of politicians and political activists.

    2. Kordestan province and many other Kurdish areas in Iran’s northwest observed a strike today. The strike was held in rememberance of Kurdish political activist, Dr. Abdorrahman Ghasimlo and in protest of the elections. All shops were closed in Saqez, Mahabad, Bokan and Sardasht as well as a few areas in Urumieh. The general strike was so wide-spread in Saqez that even rural areas around that city closed all shops in a show of solidarity. Transportation was completely jammed. No taxis could be seen on the streets of Saqez.

    3. Tonight, people around Tehran’s Apadana area lit candles in large numbers in ordoer to commemorate the death of Sohrab A’rabi. People chanted, “Sohrab is alive; religious authority is dead!”


    Opposition

    4. Shirin Ebadi – Iranian human rights activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 has asked Germany to question Nokia and Seimens executives in connection with the companies’ sale of surveillance equipment to the Iranian government. Nokia admitted to selling phone-surveillance equipment to the Iranian government two weeks ago.

    5. It has now been confirmed that Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mahdi Karoubi and Mohammad Khatami will be attending this week’s Friday prayers which will be lead by Hashemi Rafsanjani. In the past three weeks, Rafsanjani didn’t lead prayers in Tehran’s Friday Prayers mosque even though he is one of the four Imams of the mosque who lead prayers there in turns. There are reports that the Sea of Green might use the opportunity to conduct protests, but they remain unconfirmed as of yet.


    Government / International

    6. Tomorrow, there will be another protest held in front of the German Embassy in Tehran. According to sources, this protest is being organized by the Iranian government and large numbers of Basijis and government employees are being gathered up to take part in this protest. The protesters will gather to denounce the death of an Egyptian woman at the hands of an ultra-nationalist German citizen in Germany.

    7. Iranian President-select Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today called upon the United Nations to impose sanctions on Germany. He said that the German government should be punished for the death of the Egyptian woman who was killed there a few days ago. Ironically, a government-owned media outlet, Reja News declared yesterday that Ayatollah Montazeri was not mentally stable. Montazeri’s son issued a statement today that vehemently denied the accusations. Montazeri released a Fatwa yesterday condemning Iranian Dictator Ayatollah Khamenei’s religious authority null and void.


    Arrests / Releases / Killed

    9. Mehrdad Heydari, a prominent reporter in northeastern Iran, was killed in Mashhad under suspicious circumstances today by unknown individuals. Heydari had been publishing reports that were deemed anti-government in the past few weeks. This is the second death of a prominent Iranian in Mashhad in the post-election violence. Before Heydari, Hamid Maddah, a member of Mousavi’s party, died under torture in Mashhad two weeks ago.

    10. Another death has now been confirmed during the protests. Yaghoub Berwayeh, who was shot three weeks ago and had reportedly died in the hospital, is the latest victim. The confirmation of his death took longer than expected because government agents had told his family that if they talked to the press or held a mass mourning, his body will not be delivered to them. He has already been buried quietly.

    11. The body of Sohrab A’rabi was layed to rest in Beheshte Zahra cemetery today in Tehran. There was a mass gathering of hundreds of people during the event. The government had warned his family that in case people chanted anti-government slogans, they will be arrested. Sohrab’s mother, a member of the group of Mourning Mothers, declared today that she was deceived into believing that her son was still in detention while he had been dead for weeks. She also said that she will not be silenced by government intimidation.

    12. Dr. Mahdi Botorabi, an Iranian blogger and a supporter of Khatami, was arrested today. Mohsen Hajjarian, the son of Saeed Hajjarian, was released today. He had been detained yesterday, but he after spending a few hours in interrogation, it has been confirmed that he is no longer in detention

    13. Reports from Evin now suggest that many political prisoners are held in cells together with hardened criminals. Prisoners are continuously tortured and remain underfed. Some prisoners aren’t given food for days while others only get one small meal a day.

    14. The government has also started delivering the bodies of dead protesters to their families. The Iranian Attorney General’s office has reportedly threatened families that if they talked to the press, they won’t hear any news about their loved ones or receive their bodies if they have already been killed in protests. The government has also announced that 14 people belonging to the Jondullah group of Sistan o Baluchistan will be hanged publically in Zahedan, Sistan o Baluchistan tomorrow. The men have been convicted in an attack in southeastern Iran that left at least 22 civilians dead in 2006.

    15. Mohsen Namjo was sentenced to five years imprisonment today. He was accused of insulting Koranic verses. Namjo had reportedly recorded songs, using Koranic verses as lyrics. It is worth mentioning that the songs were of comedic nature.

    16. In a message sent for Mecca, Aytaollah Mousavi-Ardabeli has asked people to continue protesting for their demands in a peaceful manner. He also condemned the violence during the portests and asked members of security forces to deal with protesters with kindness and not with force. In a separate statement Grand Ayatollah Sanei called upon the protesters to continue their protests as it was their right to protest against an election the legitimacy of which they doubted.


    Media

    17. Javan newspaper declared today that Saeed Hajjarian prefers to remain in prison because the medical care he was receiving there was superior to the medical care he was going to receive outside prison. Hamshahri newspaper has fired several of its staff members for reportedly having sympathies to the protesters’ cause.


    (Apologies for any errors, I'm just really drowsy tonite)

    *A hearty thanks to Sahar joon for helping me out with proof-reading and very valuable tips. Also, a BIG THANKS to all the translators who're spending their precious time on getting this to as many people as possible.


    been 1 month since it all started still going strong , post what you find ok and keep fingers crossed for BB and the people .

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