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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3647x2KBFFM fuk ,

    http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2009/07/deathtoll/ deathtoll

    friday is gnna be the day to watch for them , rafasjani supposed to be leading the paryers , hes declined for weeks . musavi and kourbi will boath be there supposedly , so thay are going to try and let the day double as a protest , with the hope tha thay wont be stoped <berry bad to get in way of peopel trying to get to friday prayer there , thay are hopeing for million peeps ,

    keep fingers crossed for the people

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    who changed the avatar? he? i'm pretty sure it changed hmmm

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    thanks alesoun !!!!!

    today is big day another protest today this time under the guise of friday prayers , lota people hopeing rafisjani will tare ingo the basij , thay put alot of stock in him , but he seems verry cautious , wish them luck and safty today


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    The Green Breif #30 (July 16)

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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 Thursday, July 16 . (A list of all the Green Briefs: The Green Briefs)


    Protests / Unrest

    1. Several families of political prisoners continued their protest in front of the Islamic Courts in Tehran for the freedom of their loved ones.

    2. Students in many universities in Iran are refusing to take part in exams in a show of protest against the election. Dozens of security forces’ personnel have been stationed at Amir Kabir University to quell any further protests that might be held there.

    3. Workers of Iran-Barak Company are continuing their strike in protest of the election. The company is located in Rasht City and over 220 people work there – most of them women.

    4. In Shiraz during protests on July 9th, one protester served Basijis with iced home-made juice. Reportedly, the juice also contained strong laxatives sending dozens of Basijis back to their barracks.


    Opposition

    5. It has now been confirmed that Mahdi Karoubi will be attending the Friday prayers along with Mousavi. Earlier the Etemaade Melli newspaper – a media outlet close to reformists – reported that Mohammad Khatami, Mahdi Karoubi, Hashemi Rafsanjani and Nategh Noori will not be participating in Ahmadinejad’s inauguration ceremony to be held on August 2.

    6. Following the meetings of Mousavi and Karoubi with families of detained or martyred protesters, Khatami today also visited the families of detained political prisoners, Nabavi, Hajjarian, Abtahi and Tajzadeh. It was also reported that members of BARAN Council also held a meeting with Khatami.

    7. In a letter released today, several prominent Shi’ite scholars declared their support for Ayatollah Ostadi, the Friday prayer Imam of Qom. Ostadi had announced that he would not longer lead Friday prayers.

    8. Azam Taloghani, the daughter of Tehran’s first Friday prayers’ Imam, asked the Assembly of Experts to do more in order to help people get their rights. She claimed that Iran’s political system was in danger and that the government was indiscriminately imprisoning and killing peaceful protesters.

    9. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said today that the French government was going to recognize Ahmadinejad as Iran’s legitimate president as doing otherwise would be counter-productive. Speaking to the French parliament, He said that France, however, will continue to strengthen ties with and support the democracy movement in Iran.

    10. Iran on Thursday summoned the French ambassador to Iran and criticized the ‘unacceptable’ and ‘repressive’ brutality of the French police against protesters in France on July 14. According to a report published by IRNA, the Foreign Ministry called France’s human rights condition deplorable.


    Government / International

    11. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a trip to Mashhad today and spoke at the Imam Reza Shrine in the city. He delivered a speech calling the Iranian election of the freest in recorded history. He continued to denounce foreign intervention in Iranian affairs and called on Western nations to apologize for interfering in its affairs. He also said that the Iranian nation had disappointed the West by voting for him and that even though Iran wanted negotiations, it had been cleared that the West didn’t.

    12. The crowd gathered at Imam Reza Shrine was mostly composed of government employees, security forces personnel and people who’d been brought to Mashhad by buses from the countryside. It has been confirmed the number of clerics who attended the speech was extremely low. Ayatollah Va’ez Tabasi – one of the senior-most clerics of Mashhad – didn’t even greet Ahmadinejad into the city. It is worth mentioning that he had come out to greet every president before Ahmadinejad who had come to Mashhad after their reelection.

    13. Outside, massive preparations were in place to ensure the President-Select’s security. The door of the shrine remained closed for much of the speech. His speech comes at a time when Gholam Reza Aghazadeh – the head of Iran’s nuclear program – tendered his resignation yesterday which was promptly accepted by the government. Aghazadeh led the agency for more than a decade and is a close associate of Hashemi Rafsanjani and Hossein Mousavi.


    Arrests / Releases / Deaths

    14. It has been reported that prize-winning Iranian photojournalist Majid Saeedi has been arrested and is in detention since July 11. Other than Saeedi, at least six other photojournalists have been arrested in the past few weeks – including Satyar Emami who was arrested on the same day as Saeedi. A French-Iranian cameraman Saeed Mohavedi is among the arrested journalists.

    15. Four Tehran University students were also abducted by unknown people from their homes. Iranian lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah has also been arrested by security forces. The whereabouts of the all of these detainees is unknown. It has also been confirmed that three students of Tabriz University who had gone missing a week ago are now in government detention.

    16. Saeed Hajjarian’s wife and son were arrested today as well. His wife was released after a few hours of interrogation, but his son remains in custody. It’s worth mentioning that his son was previously detained, kept in jail for several days and was released later. Political Mohsen Mirdamadi was able to briefly contact his family today and tell them about his detention after a month of being custody.

    17. Four professors of Ghazvin University have also been arrested. Their names are Dr. Raeesian, Dr. Imani, Dr. Davish and Dr. Fazli. Later reports indicated that they might have been released but I cannot fully confirm this at this point.

    18. A staff member of the French Embassy with dual Iranian and French citizenship who had been arrested on Saturday was released today by security forces. However, her computer and some of her personal belongings were confiscated.

    19. Reports indicate that even though Evin Prison is overflowing with detainees, more and more people are being brought in to be housed there. A protester who was released recently from the prison said that he was told daily that they would execute him in a couple of days.



    (As promised, I feel much better today, thanks for all the concern. Still very depressed about this, though: Israel’s Back Yard.)

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    dnno how accurate this is , or where it came from , just happend on it ,

    http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Serious_nu...ry_resignation

    Serious nuclear accident may lay behind Iranian nuke chief's mystery resignation
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    WIKILEAKS NOTE

    Two weeks ago, a source associated with Iran's nuclear program confidentially told WikiLeaks of a serious, recent, nuclear accident at Natanz. Natanz is the primary location of Iran's nuclear enrichment program.

    WikiLeaks had reason to believe the source was credible however contact with this source was lost.

    WikiLeaks would not normally mention such an incident without additional confirmation, however according to Iranian media and the BBC, today the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, has resigned under mysterious circumstances. According to these reports, the resignation was tendered around 20 days ago.

    (Julian Assange, WikiLeaks)

    Contact: wl-iran@ljsf.org

    some more related
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/...chernobyl.html


    some more

    http://www.ploughshares.org/news-ana...-accident-iran
    Increased pill sales indicate Kuwaitis' fear of nuclear accident in Iran
    Posted on Apr 24 2009 7:51 am

    Source: WCNC News
    A North Carolina-based company called Nukepills.com reports selling more than five million doses of its potassium iodide pills, intended to protect against carcinogenic nuclear fallout, to Kuwait in recent months. Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Reactor sits 150 miles from the coast of Kuwait. Ellen Laipson of the Ploughshares-funded Stimson Center suggested, "I do think they're more worried about the possibility of a Chernobyl-like accident than they are about a war scenario." Charles Ferguson of the Council on Foreign Relations, another Ploughshares grantee, agreed, adding that the Saudi government has tried to prepare for the possibility of a nuclear accident in the region for several years.

    Read the full article: http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/stori...erns.116e6c846...
    Filed in: Nuclear Materials Health and Environmental Effects Nuclear States Middle East & Persian Gulf Iran

    little more background

    http://www.silobreaker.com/iranianru...97908554874900


    http://disappearednews.com/2009/07/i...-it-leaks.html Iran blocks WikiLeaks after it leaks report about serious nuclear leak



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    ok its now liek 130 in tehran , rafisjani is in the process of giveing speaach at prayers , talkigna bout how the the profit was all about brotherhood , and was for the people not the power , seems to be geting his digs in on amenjad, so far no reprots of violence , lets hope that holds out

    rafisjani still ogin talkign about early days of islam , basicly makeing it out the that current establishment is going agenst islam

    out side people now chanting political prisionser must be freed ,


    rafisjani saying now that basicly , the profit would not allow the rights of any person to be violated , and that hes watching and the bad guys gnna get punished by god lol

    ok some reports now of small clashes out side the university wehre the prayer is being helad


    basij trying to heckle rafisjani but hes like a rock ageanst them

    ok thay jsut blew off some tear gas out side tehran university
    inside rafisjani crying talking about the profit was a hartb broken because of confilicts amoung musleims

    now hes talkgina bout 79 revolution

    some people trying to interupt his speach now

    ok some people have been arrested on their way to fridayr prarys , msut be well known peopel thay are said by name but it im not shure waht thay do or their imporatnce

    hardliners started chantign death to xyz and rafsjani cut them off told them to stop lol and went on wiht his speach ,


    >>>>ok sorry back i missed some of the happings , >>
    ok some people are really pissed at rafisjani , im not shrue what happend there , but some sayign hes got no support of the hardliners and nosupport form the people , but im really not sure what thats about . <may have been from establishment goons >
    others seem happy witht he speach

    ok right now , its geting crazy agean , tear gas , beatings , stabbings , the usual stuff , alot of people i think are geting tiared of geting beaten up , lota talk liek thay need to arm them selves , while others saying to keep it peacefull

    early reprots that at least 16 people have been kidnaped <by basij>

    one guy says , " WHY DO WE SIT AND PRAY WITH PEOPLE THAT ATTACK US , WHY DO WE FOLLOW A GOVERNMENT THAT ARMS PEOPLE WITH KNIVES TO STAB US ?"

    ok so the friday prayers thing , inside the building , was all basij , thay locked out the other people .

    nwo theresmillions in the streets , surrounding evin prison irib irib int minaestry , or so some are reproting

    reprots that " thay are snatching woman off the streets " <basij , security forces >

    karoubi is saied to be out on the streets in the mix of the people , and musavi is there as well

    peopel apprantly running about , shouting im reddy to die to get my vote back

    more chants , " death to islamic republic and "beware the day we get armed "

    seems chants every where of " death to islamic repbulic " multipul locations for this

    reports of basij hiting peopel with steel pipes < a bit of mention of this , did thay losetheir clubs or knives ?

    "death to russsia " is said to be shouted <not shure of the reason for this >

    chants of "rafisjani may you die and not enjoy leadership " not shure waht thay so pissed aobut , maby thay expected him to speak otu directly aor somethign today ? cant tell waht the problum is with him , apprently i missed soemthign big ?

    tons of reports of multipull basij beating woman and targeting them in particular <not shure if this is to get people angry at them or if true , though it wouldnt supprise me in the slightest >

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k757G_X4RI the crowd keeps growing thay say , peopl marching on all imporant facilitys
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZx-vpbiIwk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuiSjx2JM10 <<<old hadent sene it befor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulq4SF3uBVE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYnqLOg1dIc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgSQEU9DTig
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlM31pqPt7o
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDJU5TaaUKA <<<holy shit look how many people
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSgfh6TJzAA
    http://www.themajlis.org/2009/07/17/...day-prayer-ctd

    http://www.youtube.com/user/peive17?view=videos <<<< tons of vids supposdly from today , thay are still ogin at it , man thay are tough
    http://www.youtube.com/user/peive17?...36/ImLJkEppUN4 man look how many people
    more reports of attacks on woman in particular people are beging told to protect the woman surround yoru womans and dont let them be taken or stabbed and to watch out for vans <apprently thay snatchign them up and cartign them off >

    apprently people are attacking back today , the people sayign thers a diffrent mood on the streets today .

    protests and fighting in mashad and tabriz as well

    some word that mashad declard state of emrgency < or some such >unconfirmed

    heavy clashes in tabriz

    peoply saying its chaos today , and the police and basij are not incontroll of the situation

    10s of thosands surrounding the stat tv building irib and apprently tryign to break in .




    about 3 k tweets per hour now on #iranelection channel


    thay are sayign more people keep showing up !

    please keep your fingers crossed for the people to make it home safe
    <sory for the excptionaly poor typeing today , im super sleepy its early morning now and i ahvent slept diddnt wnat to miss anythign >

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    Quote Originally Posted by liam.c View Post

    today is big day another protest today this time under the guise of friday prayers , lota people hopeing rafisjani will tare ingo the basij , thay put alot of stock in him , but he seems verry cautious , wish them luck and safty today



    Quote Originally Posted by liam.c View Post

    tons of reports of multipull basij beating woman and targeting them in particular <not shure if this is to get people angry at them or if true , though it wouldnt supprise me in the slightest >

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k757G_X4RI the crowd keeps growing thay say , peopl marching on all imporant facilitys
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZx-vpbiIwk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuiSjx2JM10 <<<old hadent sene it befor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulq4SF3uBVE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYnqLOg1dIc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgSQEU9DTig
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlM31pqPt7o
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDJU5TaaUKA <<<holy shit look how many people
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSgfh6TJzAA
    http://www.themajlis.org/2009/07/17/...day-prayer-ctd

    http://www.youtube.com/user/peive17?view=videos <<<< tons of vids supposdly from today , thay are still ogin at it , man thay are tough
    http://www.youtube.com/user/peive17?...36/ImLJkEppUN4 man look how many people
    more reports of attacks on woman in particular people are beging told to protect the woman surround yoru womans and dont let them be taken or stabbed and to watch out for vans <apprently thay snatchign them up and cartign them off >

    apprently people are attacking back today , the people sayign thers a diffrent mood on the streets today .

    protests and fighting in mashad and tabriz as well
    Here's another clip of the Friday prayer protest. There were a lot of uploads of it last night on Youtube.



    The movement remains alive and passionate, and it seems to be unwavering only be getting stronger. The estimate from the rumor mill is close to two million and demonstrations are being reported in cities other than Tehran, as well.

    I'm happy that this thing hasn't faded away. I wish them success. If this relentless unease in Iran maintains itself in months to come, it could be argued that all the pressure from the bottom may deepen the rift at the top.





    Also I've been keeping up with this through that Tehran Bureau site ever since you had posted links from them last week. That appears to be a very reliable source:

    http://twitter.com/TehranBureau
    http://tehranbureau.com/


    Here's some background:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=105929814

    Morning Edition, June 29, 2009 · As the government of Iran cracks down on journalists there, one of the most reliable sources for news has also been one of the most unlikely. It's called Tehran Bureau, but it's neither a bureau nor in Tehran. It's one woman running a Web site from a Boston suburb.

    From the outside, Kelly Golnoush Niknejad's little clapboard house looks just like so many other on a peaceful, leafy street in Newton, Mass.

    But step inside and you're immediately transported a world away to the epicenter of the political turmoil in post-election Iran.

    --snippet--



    .. and some updates from her on today's protest.

    http://tehranbureau.com/friday-prayers-updates/

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    36 military arrested today

    oxfordgirlRev Guard not a dservant of the regime, ths is 1 of the power elite of Iran & it sees Ahmadinejad as a threat. #iranelection #rafsanjani

    oxfordgirlWhen you have to arrest your own military and your own mullahs you know the end is close. #iranelection #rafsanjani

    oxfordgirlregime saying Israel behind plot to assassinate Ahmadinejad - arrests in Mashad linked to this plot - but it is homegrown . #iranelection
    10 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    oxfordgirlSource 36 high rank IRI military personel arrested last night - confirmed by trusted source Tehran #iranelection #rafsanjani

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    don't know if this has been posted...

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/vide...te-ahmadinejad

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    Quote Originally Posted by the ANGRY filipino View Post
    don't know if this has been posted...

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/vide...te-ahmadinejad
    Good link, that must be where the chart spoof one I did earlier came from.

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    http://iran.whyweprotest.net/green-b...july-19-a.html

    http://iran.whyweprotest.net/green-b...july-18-a.html

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    I'm NiteOwl AKA Josh Shahryar - twitter.com/iran_translator on twitter. I'm a journalist and a human rights activist and NOT Iranian. This is a compilation of news from Iran that I've gathered through twitter and Iranian sites that were advertised on twitter. Remember, this is all from tweets. (My work is released under Creative Commons (CC) so you can post it wherever you want as long as you provide a link to the original source and the disclaimer... PLEASE?.)

    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Saturday, July 18 . (A list of all the Green Briefs: The Green Briefs)


    In Danish: http://tinyurl.com/l6dcw5

    In German: Irannews: Green Brief #32 (18. Juli 2009) - Deutsch

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

    In Italian: The Green Brief #32 (July 18) in Italian - Why We Protest - IRAN

    In Polish: http://glosiranu.blog.pl/archiwum/in...p?nid=14405462

    In Spanish: Informe Verde #32 � Diplomática de Bolsillo


    Protests / Unrest

    1. An event called the “Global Day of Action” is being organized for human rights in Iran by activists throughout the world. This event will take place on July 25th all across the world- in at least 50 cities. Protesters will demand the freedom of all Iranians apprehended, as well as asking the Iranian Government to stop the repression of the Iranian populace. More about this here: http://united4iran.org/

    2. New reports emerging from yesterday’s protests, confirm the burning of several Russian flags around Iran – a clear sign of their outrage for Russia’s continued support for the Iranian Regime.

    3. Youngsters in Iran have taken up a new course of action to show their discontent. Every night, they form small groups and walk around small streets and alleys, chanting slogans against the regime and in support of Mir Hossein Mousavi.


    Opposition

    4. Etemaade Melli Newspaper reported that the Minister of Information, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejaie, held a meeting with Sayed Mohammad Khatami. It is important to note that Ejaie is widely touted as the “Intelligence Chief” of Iran. It is not clear what was discussed in the meeting at this point.

    5. In a statement released today, Sayed Mohammad Khatami said that he was unable to join Friday Prayer’s because he “was in Qom holding meetings with prominent clerics.” From the onset of the post-election turmoil, several leaders of the opposition have gone to Qom and held meetings with Ayatollahs. Many Ayatollahs have so far pledged their support for the cause of the protesters.

    6. In an interview with ILNA today, Emad Afroogh – a conservative Iranian politician and former member of the Iranian Parliament – has criticized the government’s media censorship tactics. He supports Rafsanjani’s speech and said that Rafsanjani’s words pointed out necessary steps that need to be taken in order to restore calm in Iran. He said that, “Iran wasn’t China and that the government needn’t worry about a velvet revolution.” He asked the government to prosecute any media outlets that have lied about people’s demands and their activities in the post-election turmoil.

    7. Shirin Ebadi – Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist - released a statement today stating, “If the government doesn’t change its mind and act rationally, protests will continue.” Ebadi also urged the County of LA yesterday to not grant a business contract to Siemens because of their involvement in Iran’s censorship.


    Government / International

    8. Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi – a member of the Guardian Council – has strongly criticized Rafsanjani’s Friday Sermon. He said that, “A government’s legitimacy doesn’t come from people, but by God’s support.” He claimed that Rafsanjani had “no right” to ask for the release of detainees. He pointed out that Prophet Mohammed had also ordered the destruction of mosques built by Monafiqeen (People who claimed to be Muslim so they could create rifts between the Islamic communities).

    (This is a correction. There was an error in reporting as we reported that Mesbah Yazdi had released those statements while it was Mohammad Yazdi. Apologies)

    9. Many hard-liners - including Ahmad Khatami as well as Keyhan Daily Newspaper (which is considered to be the voice of Khamenei) - have criticized the appointment of Rahim Mashaie as Vice President of Iran. They have requested Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to review his decision because Mashaie was “not fit” for the position. Mashaie has been blasted by hard-liners in the past for saying, “The people of Iran were friends of the people of Israel.”

    10. Reports indicate that Iran’s government has plans for systematically removing all “pro-Mousavi” and “anti-Ahmadinejad” professors from Iranian Universities. The first victims of this policy - Dr. Fatimeh Rakeie and Dr. Abdollah Naseri of Tehran’s Az-Zahra University - have been forced to resign their positions. Many faculty members of Az-Zahra had joined Mousavi’s movement recently. The “plan” also encompasses government employees from various ministries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has created a list of 200 names that have to be ‘purged’ from within the ministry.

    11. The Guardian Council has published a detailed report about the election and the post-election events that transpired. The report asserts the legitimacy and accuracy of the elections, and notes that all complaints filed against the election were investigated and found to be baseless. The detailed report has been published by Parleman News which you can find here: پارلمان نیوز : گزارش تفصیلی شورای نگهبان پیرامون دهمین دوره انتخابات ریاست جمهوری منشر شد


    Arrested / Released / Killed

    12. Dr. Hasan Shiekhabadi, a political activist and journalist, was arrested yesterday from Mahabad in West Azerbaijan Province. Hossein Mousavi (Not to be confused with Mir Hossein Mousavi) and other members of the Participation Front were arrested right before Friday Prayer’s. Three of the members were released, but Hossein Mousavi and many others are still in custody.

    13. It has now been confirmed that another detained protester, 18 year old Muhammad Kamrani, has died after being severely tortured by the regime’s security forces. According to sources, Kamrani died on Thursday after being in detention for over a week. Evidently, he was tortured so badly that the “gesture” of transferring him to a hospital proved futile. Reports indicate that even though Kamrani never regained consciousness after his transfer, he was still kept bound in his hospital bed.

    14. In an interview published by Javan Daily, the Minister of Information has stated that many people responsible for the operation and maintenance of Ayandeh and Jomhooriyat Websites have been arrested. He alleged that, “These people were working to harm the Islamic Republic and that the government would clamp down on ALL people who are involved in attempts at creating tensions within Iran.”

    15. Amnesty International has released a statement calling for the immediate release of Iranian feminist, lawyer, and journalist Shadi Sadr, who was arrested yesterday. Security forces also raided her home and confiscated her computer, documents and many of her personal belongings.


    Miscellaneous

    16. Tehran Municipality Council has announced that it will be cleaning Azadi Tower. An icon in the city built 38 years ago, Azadi Tower is located in Azadi Square - the scene of many of the protests. According to reports, orders to wash the tower are due to the overwhelming display of anti-government and pro-reform slogans written all over the white tower.

    17. Nokia sales are really taking a hit in Tehran as members of the Green Movement have started an active campaign to rid the country of the company’s cell phones. According to sources, members have organized a campaign to stop buying new Nokia cell phones and discard those already in use. Similar campaigns are taking place around the world by other groups of concerned individuals. Reports from yesterday indicate that the County of Los Angeles might not grant Siemens -another company implicated along with Nokia in selling surveillance equipment to the Iranian Government - a business contract because of anger over its role in the regime’s ability to track down dissenters.



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    Protests / Unrest

    1. It has been partially confirmed that a protests took place in Shiraz tonight. Hundreds of protesters gathered in the late afternoon and marched down the streets, chanting slogans against the government for several hours, before peacefully dispersing. Yesterday it was reported that Mahdi Karroubi’s supporters had obtained a permit for a peaceful protests in Shiraz. It could not be immediately confirmed if there were any clashes or not.

    2. Families of detained protesters will hold another protest in front of Evin prison tomorrow evening.


    Opposition

    3. Mahdi Karroubi visited some of the families of detainees and expressed his sorrow over the death of more than a hundred Armenians that died in the plane crash yesterday. Karroubi also visited the Church of St. Sarkis in Tehran to offer his condolences to the Iran-Armenian community over the tragic incident.

    4. In a separate statement released today, Mahdi Karroubi has said that he feels “ashamed of being part of a government that spreads lies.” He condemned the security forces for alleging that their staff had “been martyred,” as well as “they hadn’t opened fire on anyone.” He asserted that, “Such lies could not be contained - the entire world had witnessed the atrocities committed by the security forces.” Karroubi also confirmed that he was indeed attacked on Friday.

    5. Khatami also held meetings with families of detainees today. During the meeting, he thanked Rafsanjani for his statements during the Friday Prayer’s. He went on to add that what Rafsanjani asked for is the “bare minimum requirements” that must be met by the government. Khatami added that not only is the government facing a challenge, but the Islamic Regime was in danger because of the government’s actions. He asked the government to pay heed to Rafsanjani’s statements, but added that a referendum on the government’s legitimacy should be held as soon as possible to restore the people’s trust. It has been reported that during the meeting, two prisoners were allowed by prison guards at Evin to call their families.

    6. Hashemi Rafsanjani traveled to Mashhad and will be there for a few days. According to sources, Rafsanjani is there to hold meetings with Ayatollahs Makarem Shirazi and Safi Golpayegani. Many important clerics are in Mashhad right now because of the holy month of Rajab (Shi'ite). Reports indicate that the overwhelming majority of clerics in Mashhad endorse Mousavi and Rafsanjani, while a very small minority is putting their support behind Ahmadinejad.

    7. The Association of Combatant Clerics (ACC) has released a statement today calling for a referendum. The ACC also praised Hashemi Rafsanjani’s sermon and asked the government to pay heed to his words. According to the ACC, a referendum would be the best way to restore the trust of the Iranian populace - whose trust had been severely diminished by the election and post-election turmoil.

    8. Iranian Security Forces are claiming that a plan by the MKO (Mujahideene Khalq Organization) to assassinate Mousavi and Karroubi had been foiled. MKO, which is a left-wing Iranian paramilitary organization, had previously claimed that Israel had plotted to assassinate Ahmadinejad before the election.

    9. Mir Hossein Mousavi released a statement today, offering his condolences to the families of victims of the airline crash near Qazvin. In the statement, he showed concern over several recent accidents involving Iranian airlines and asked the government to work to improve flight-safety in Iran.

    10. Twenty members of the Iranian Parliament have summoned the Ministers of Intelligence and Judiciary in order to inquire about the arrests of politicians and political activists.


    Government / International

    11. Rumors circulated today that Esfandyar Rahim-Mashaie, the man appointed as the First Vice President of Iran, had declined the position. There were reports later suggesting Mr. Mashaie had denied making such a statement. We have been unable to confirm either statement, but it seems unlikely that he would decline such an appointment. It has now been confirmed that Khamenei had asked Hashemi Rafsanjani to attend the Inauguration Ceremony of President Ahmadinejad – a request he rejected.

    12. Abbasali Kadkhodaie, the spokesperson for the Guardian Council, today criticized Rafsanjani’s sermon and responded to comments made by one of Mousavi’s representatives. According to Kadkhodaie, the Guardian Council had acted within the law and used all the legal means possible to ensure that the election was free and fair. He also slammed Karroubi and Mousavi for not sending representatives to a committee formed by the Guardian Council to investigate allegations of voting fraud (it is worth mentioning that the committee was set up to investigate only 10% of the total votes cast. Even if all those votes were to be transferred to Mousavi alone, Ahmadinejad would have still been the victor).

    13. Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah Yazdi, a prominent Shi’ite cleric and a hard-liner who is supposedly the religious mentor of Ahmadinejad, stated today that "Many politicians are saying they only believe in the Supreme Leader’s words because he has been constitutionally appointed. Yet the Supreme Leader has jurisdiction regardless.”

    14. It has been reported that Ayatollah Javad Amoli and Ayatollah Amini will soon meet with Khamenei to discuss the post-election mayhem. In another breakthrough, Ayatollah Kharrazi of Qom has announced that “Khamenei is responsible for the blood that has been spilled during the past few weeks.”

    15. The Iranian Minister of Energy has warned citizens that causing power blackouts (by over-using electricity) was useless and would, moving forward, be considered sabotage. This comes at a time when fresh allegations by the IRG have been levied against protesters. The government is once again claiming that:

    A. The protests were pre-planned

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    B. Protesters were prepared to use violence weeks before the election.


    Arrested / Released / Killed

    16. Iranian Government officials have confirmed that the last British Embassy staffer, Hossein Resam, had been released on bail. His release comes days after firm pressure from the international community. The government has also announced that over 40 protesters had been arrested during protests on Friday.

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    17. In a letter addressed to the Judiciary, the Ministry of Information, and the Attorney General of Iran, Ayatollah Mousavi Tabrizi has demanded for the speedy release of all detainees. He has demanded the lifting of all sanctions against political parties and a clamp down on those who have violated the people’s civil rights during the protests.

    18. Disturbing news continues to emerge from Evin Prison. Released detainees claim that prisoners are chained to walls within the prison’s halls - in hot and overcrowded conditions. Prisoners are frequently beaten while other prisoners are forced to watch. Sleep-deprivation is common. Food and medication are hard to come by. Other sources also report of continued use of sexual assault as a torture tactic (we have already confirmed that many prisoners have been raped).

    19. Dozens of university students from Tabriz, Mashhad and Semnan have been asked to appear before disciplinary committees. Reports suggest that most of these students had actively taken part in the protests following the elections.


    Media

    20. IRIB TV has reportedly broadcasted a mangled-up version of Hashemi Rafsanjani’s sermon. The broadcast omits his appeal for the immediate release of prisoners, as well as his call for the lifting of media censorship. Instead, it focuses entirely on his calls for unity. The broadcast also stressed that Rafsanjani had not taken sides during the speech. This is while Grand Ayatollah Sobhani today slammed the Iranian media for lying about what was happening in Iran and called it un-Islamic to do so.

    Note: (I respectfully decline to participate in the ongoing “hunt for Neda’s killer.” I have seen pictures of a man that many people claim to be the IRG member who killed her, but we cannot be certain about it. Even if we could, this would only incite people to commit violence – please remember, the Sea of Green needs to remain peaceful.)


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    i think that vid is befor the election , i really want to say awfull things about that guy , it makes me angry when i see him . arrrg .


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    Protests / Unrest

    1. Thousands of people gathered in and around Tehran to commemorate the deaths of several protesters who died a month ago. It was also the anniversary of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh’s uprising against the former Shah more than half a century ago. The protest today was set forth by the people – it did not have the backing of any of the reformist leaders.

    2. Hordes of protesters made their way to 7 Tir Square in Tehran chanting anti-government slogans. Protesters were wearing green armbands and headbands. Crowds gathered at Vanak Square, Valiasr Square, and adjoining areas.

    3. The number of women outnumbered the number of men in some areas.
    Although exact numbers are hard to obtain, most sources estimate the number of protesters to be around 15,000. Today’s slogans included praise for former President Mohammad Mossadegh - who was overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the CIA in 1953.

    4. Thousands of security forces armed with guns, batons and tear gas gathered in many parts of the city. Their presence was mostly jam-packed at 7 Tir Square. Many partially-confirmed reports indicate that several foreigners were spotted among the ranks of the security forces gathered at 7 Tir Square.

    5. Police clashed with protesters as the crowd continued to swell – using brutal force to disperse them. Helicopters flew above Central Tehran. IRIB personnel were again positioned on high-rise buildings to take photographs and videos of protesters - to later be used by security forces. Police had also surrounded the IRIB building for protection against protesters. Protesters walked past IRIB with no clashes reported.

    6. Women again took the brunt of the beatings as they were not fast enough to escape the attacks from security forces. Many were viciously beaten with batons. The use of tear gas was confirmed – especially at 7 Tir Square. Most of the shops around the city were already closed - protesters had nowhere to take refuge this time. Clashes were also reported from Baharestan Square. Although it has been confirmed that shots were heard from several areas in Tehran, no deaths could be confirmed. No confirmation of protesters suffering from gunshot wounds, either.

    7. On a lighter note, many eyewitness accounts reported that some security forces would stop running after protesters and start cursing their superiors. Many complained of fatigue and were seen panting and telling protesters, “To just go and leave us alone.”

    8. Reports confirm protests in Oroumieh and Shiraz. There have been accounts of small protests in Tabriz – but none have been confirmed. Cell phone service was cut-off throughout Central Tehran.

    9. In Oroumieh, hundreds of people marched peacefully but were attacked by security forces trying to disperse them. Partially-confirmed reports indicate that shots were fired at protesters. No casualties can be confirmed at this point.

    10. Hundreds of people marched through Chamran Blvd and Saadi Street in Shiraz, before being attacked by security forces. Protesters were beaten severely with batons. The security presence was so overwhelming, that many claim there were more security forces than protesters. People chanted, “We want goat meat - NOT a goat president!”

    11. The citizens of Iran again used electrical blackouts as a means to show their discontent. It was reported that many parts of Tehran, as well as some parts of Karaj and Qazvin experienced blackouts. Reports emerged indicating that Iranian TV did not even display the correct time as a means of confusing people who wanted to synchronize their overuse of electricity.

    12. Two original members of the 1999 student protests in Tehran - Ahmad Tabatabie and Hasan Zareh Ardsher - have announced their participation in the upcoming “hunger strike” in front of the UN building in New York. Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn has also announced his support for the hunger strike. The hunger strike will be held July 22 – 25th.

    13. Seventy-two former political prisoners from Iran have announced that they will hold a hunger strike in Berlin to show their solidarity with the Iranian people. The hunger strike will take place July 24th and 25th.

    14. Mahdi Karroubi’s supporters are planning a protest that will be held on August 2nd – the same day as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Presidential Inauguration. The location has not been disclosed at this point.

    Opposition

    15. Sayed Mohammad Khatami met with families of two political prisoners, Hossein Tajik and Hamza Ghaleb, last night. They both work for Mousavi’s campaign. Rafsanjani’s website published a page from his memoirs that talked about his days of fighting against the Shah during the Revolution. The page outlines that every generation faces challenges and that fear was never going to stop generations from fighting for their rights. Many are interpreting this as a direct message to Khamenei.

    16. Former Minister of Health, Iraj Fazel, has criticized the government’s clamp- down on peaceful protesters and asked for an immediate halt to the violence. He stated, “People of Iran did not revolt against the Shah so that the blood of our youth could be spilled by the revolution.”

    17. After yesterday’s gathering of reformists in Eastern Azerbaijan Province, reformists in Fars Province held a meeting in Shiraz today. They declared their support for Mousavi and called for the annulment of the elections.


    Government / International

    18. The infighting within the Iranian Government over Ahmadinejad’s appointment of Asfandyar Rahim Mashaie as one of his Vice Presidents continues. Reports today suggest that Ahmadinejad continues to support his selection. One of his aides, Mojtaba Samara Hashemi, was quoted today as saying, “Ahmadinejad will not reconsider the appointment; it is final.”

    19. Ahmadinejad’s continued support for Mashaie was “checked” today by Khamenei. Sayed Mohammad Hassan Abotorabifard informed the ISNA (Iranian Student’s News Agency) that Khamenei, the majority of Members of Parliament, and the Iranian people wanted Mashaie to either resign his position or for Ahmadinejad to take back his appointment. Abotorabifard, an MP from Qazvin, stated that Khamenei had sent an official letter to Ahmadinejad opposing the appointment of Mashaie.

    20. In an ironic twist to his claim of “good governance,” Ahmadinejad appointed his son-in-law, Mehdi Khorshidi, as Director of the Presidential Secretary, and the husband of Ahmadinejad’s sister-in-law, as the head of Iran’s largest youth organization.

    21. The Iran’s Chief of Police, Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam, accused the opposition of “inciting sedition” and announced that the, “Iranian police will crush anyone who creates tensions in Iran.” The Iranian Judiciary announced that it was NOT going to enact a statute that lawyers claimed “restricted their freedom to practice their profession.”

    22. Russia’s Foreign Minister stated, “Only a small number of people in Iran were chanting against Russia during protest.” Meanwhile, Iran’s Ambassador to Russia, declared, “Russian planes were far more secure in terms of flight-safety than the Airbus.”

    23. Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), gave a speech in the US House of Representatives today. McCotter criticized the Iranian government and talked about Taraneh Mousavi's rape and murder. Here’s a video link to his speech: YouTube - McCotter on Iran's Khamenei: Your Referendum Has Been Held and You Have Failed Your Test


    Arrested / Released / Killed

    24. Reports suggest that as many as thirty people were arrested during protests today. No deaths could be confirmed.

    25. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah -an Iranian lawyer and human rights activist who was detained after the protests - has been charged with possession of illegal firearms and opium. Mohammad Ali Abtahi has also been charged with possession of illegal weapons. One Iranian blogger has managed to obtain pictures of the ‘weapons’ discovered in Abtahi’s house (LOL): تصاوير سلاح‏هاي كشف شده در منزل محمدعلي ابطحي � اولين وبلاگ مستقل پس از صدر اسلام

    26. It has now been confirmed that Shapur Kazemi – the brother-in-law of Mir Hossein Mousavi - has been in detention for more than a month now. Reports also indicate that during the past few days, at least six prominent reformists have been arrested in Mahabad.


    Media

    27. The editor for Keyhan Daily Newspaper’s dismissed Khatami’s call for a “referendum” and called it akin to proposals by Michael Ledeen – from the American Enterprise Institute who in 2003 pressed for a military overthrow of Iran’s regime. Press TV’s Javad Shamaqdari today said that the IRIB should give Ahamdinejad more airtime.


    Miscellaneous

    28. Paula Slater has sculpted a detailed portrait bust of Neda Aga-Soltan which will be presented at a rally to support Iran on July 25th. The rally will take place in front of San Francisco City Hall. A picture of the sculpture: Death of Neda

    29. The Piazzale Michelangelo - one of Florence's main squares - went green today in support of the Green Movement. Video:
    YouTube - Piazzale Michelangelo Luglio 2009

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    Protests / Unrest

    1. Dozens of people gathered nearby Sohrab A’rabi’s house in Tehran tonight. They chanted “Death to Dictator” and demanded freedom for the Iranian people. A’rabi is among those killed during the aftermath of the elections by the Iranian government.

    2. Families of detainees again rallied in front of Evin Prison. Dozens assembled to ask for the release of their loved ones. Others demanded to know the whereabouts of their missing family members. The whereabouts of large numbers of Iranian protesters detained are unknown and the government refuses to provide information about them.

    3. The planned hunger strike in support of the Green Movement commenced in front of the United Nations building in New York today. Akbar Ganji is one of the organizers of the event. Participants include Gogoosh -Iran’s most famous Pop Diva, and Shohreh Aghashedlo- an Academy Award-nominated Iranian actress. It is worth mentioning that many other prominent Iranians and non-Iranians were present as well. The strike is planned to last until July 25th. Here’s BBC’s page on the strike with a video: http://tinyurl.com/nsbqyx

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    4. Mir Hossein Mousavi met with university professors and reporters in Tehran, where he criticized the government and said, “They can’t even tolerate the presence of people like Rafsanjani today.” He went on to say, “People should continue their quest to ensure that their demands are met in a civil manner.” He again asserted the election results as fraudulent, and said that, “A government that does not have legitimacy would only increase internal and external problems for Iran.” Mousavi went on to say, “People have the key to resolve the question” and “I do not recognize Ahmadinejad’s Government.” He stated, “We all witnessed the power of the people as they gathered under the same banner - regardless of their affiliations.” Mousavi affirmed his intent of creating a new political front - one that would include several well-known politicians. The new front’s main objective will be to achieve the demands of the Iranian people, and that it would be unveiled next week.

    5. In a separate two-hour meeting with reporters and other media personalities, Mir Hossein Mousavi discussed the current situation in Iran. He called for the immediate release of detainees and asked the government to ensure press freedom and to lift the media censorship.

    6. Abdollah Nouri – another reformist who has joined the Green Movement – said that in the mid 70s, “No one thought that the Shah would be overthrown one day and that he would be forced to flee the country.”

    7. Ayatollah Sayed Ali Mohammad Dasteghaib – an eminent cleric from Shiraz – has announced his support for Rafsanjani’s sermon. He is now backing Mousavi and Karroubi and asked other clerics to join the growing support for the reformists. He stated, “Clerics should NOT be divided on an issue that has so much mass support amongst its people.” During the past month, several Ayatollahs have made their position well-known. For a full listing of Ayatollahs and their positions, please visit Tehran Bureau’s website (I can attest to most of its authenticity): http://tehranbureau.com/ayatollah-watch/

    8. Ayatollah Bayat Zanjani - in response to a question from one of his followers – said, “The appointment of someone to a leadership position who’s gained it through fraud is illegitimate.” He added, “However, people need to have evidence and need to be certain that such an individual had indeed used illegal means to get to that position for his presidency to be illegitimate.” He acknowledged, “Complaints of other candidates cannot delegitimize a president unless those complaints are found to be accurate.” He clarified, “Only the Presidency would lose its legitimacy; not the Regime nor the people working for the Regime."

    9. Partially-confirmed reports indicate that Ayatollah Wahid Khorasani – another important cleric – warned Sadegh Larejani today that, “He would ruin his afterlife if he accepts the appointment to head Iran’s Judiciary.” Sadegh Larejani is a member of the Guardian Council, and is a staunch conservative being groomed to replace the current head of Judiciary. Larejani had reportedly stated in 2006 that people’s vote didn’t give a government its legitimacy.

    10. Hashemi Rafsanjani’s brother - Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani - has dismissed claims made by Mojtaba Zounnour (Khamenei’s representative to the Revolutionary Guard) that he had donated more than five million dollars to Mohsen Rezaie’s campaign. Mohammad declared that he did not donate money to any of the candidate’s campaigns. Rezaie’s camp on the other hand, vowed that if Zounnour could not prove his allegations, they would take him to court.

    11. Mohsen Rezaie blamed Ahmadinejad’s supporters of attempting to damage his credibility. According to Rezaie’s website, an active campaign primarily instigated

    12. A committee that has been formed to follow the cases of detainees and to provide legal help to their families met with Mahdi Karroubi for the third time today - and asked for his continued support. Karroubi asked the committee to designate lawyers for following the cases of individual detainees as soon as possible. The committee later announced that they will soon be holding meetings with the Parliamentary Commission on National Security and Judicial Affairs as well as Iran’s Attorney General.

    13. Mohammad Khatami reiterated his position today and called for a referendum on the government’s legitimacy. He insisted that people needed to make their voices heard. He said, “If this demand is not accepted, all legal channels for people to reach their goals would be closed.” Khatami criticized detractors of claiming that he, Mousavi, and other reformists were working against the regime. He stated, “The referendum is an insurance policy,” and urged the government to hold one as soon as possible.


    Government / International

    14. Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has joined the battle over the appointment of Asfandyar Mashaie as one of Ahmadinejad’s Vice Presidents. He called his appointment “absolutely illegitimate.” Khamenei has opposed Mashaie’s appointment, yet Ahmadinejad has refused to back down. Mashaie released a statement today on his official blog, calling himself “a staunch conservative.” He declared that his earlier statement, in which he called “The people of Iran friends of the Israeli people,” was the official government position at the time. It has also been partially-confirmed that during today’s Cabinet meeting, Ahmadinejad had a verbal altercation with Hossein Saffar Harandi -Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance – over Mashaie’s appointment, causing Harandi to leave the meeting.

    15. Ahmadinejad signed into law - and issued an order for its implementation –a decree that severely damages freedom of expression in Iran. According to Press TV, the law requires internet service providers to save virtually ALL data that has been sent and received by their clients for a period of three months.

    16. Mojtaba Zounnour - Khamenei’s representative to the IRG - declared today, “Protesters armed themselves with pickaxes, shovels, and even purchased tear gas BEFORE the election in order to take part in post-election violence.” He proclaimed that an “underground armed resistance group,” with over 300,000 members, had been formed before the election. He insisted, “This group’s mission was to trigger a revolution against the Islamic Republic - with help from the BBC.” He also confirmed that at least two Basiji Members had been killed by protesters during the violence.

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    17. UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, announced today that the British Government supported the rights of the Iranian protesters. He called the arrests of British Embassy staff and the expulsion of two British diplomats “unacceptable.” Because of mounting international pressure, all staff members were released. Brown told reporters, "We have to be concerned if individual rights of citizens are being affected."

    18. Reports indicate that 306 conservative clerics of the Qom Seminary Teachers Association have released a statement in support of Ayatollah Yazdi’s dismissal of Rafsanjani’s demands during his Friday Sermon.

    19. Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, told reporters yesterday, “The legitimacy of Ahmadinejad’s Government was being challenged by the people.” Sweden currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU for six months, so this comes as more of a European position than a Swedish.


    Arrested / Released / Killed

    20. Three journalists have now been confirmed to have been detained by the government. They include: Sayed Emar Kalantari – the editor-in-chief of Ayandeh website, Hossein Aghaie and Reza Rafi’ee Foroushani. Mohammad Reza Azeemi and Mostafa Sha’bani were also reportedly arrested today. Both men are lawyers who work for Raad - a legal institution that operates in Tehran.

    21. Towhid Begi, Karroubi’s campaign photographer, and Mojtaba Tehrani, a photographer working for Etemaade Melli Newspaper, were released today.

    22. Reports surfaced yesterday that two people had died and several were injured in clashes with security forces in the city of Orumieh in Western Azerbaijan Province. Based on reports from today, I can now partially-confirm this.

    23. Mohseni Ejaie, Iran’s Minister of Intelligence, has recently said that more confessions of detainees will be broadcasted soon on National television.

    24. The Revolutionary Road blog has published the names of 65 people who they claimed have died in the unrests, along with many more who have been detained. I cannot confirm the list, but here is the link for your review: http://tinyurl.com/lz6gcg

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    I'm NiteOwl AKA Josh Shahryar - twitter.com/iran_translator on twitter. I'm a journalist and a human rights activist and NOT Iranian. This is a compilation of news from Iran that I've gathered through twitter and Iranian sites that were advertised on twitter. Remember, this is all from tweets. (My work is released under Creative Commons (CC).)

    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Thursday, July 23 .


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    Protests / Unrest

    1. Dozens of Iranian-Armenians and Iranians protested in front of Caspian Airline’s office in Tehran today. A journalist covering the protests was arrested, but later freed. The protesters demanded to know why a Caspian Airline’s flight from Tehran to Yerevan, Armenia crashed near Qazvin more than a week ago. Security forces dispersed the protesters. Iranian Government Officials have said that it will take another 2 months to complete their investigation.

    2. The hunger strike in front of the UN building in New York continued today, despite the pouring rain. Protesters sang songs from the revolution of 1979 and demanded that Iranian rights be safeguarded. Protesters declared their opposition to any military action against Iran. See pictures below – compliments of Mehdi Saharkhiz: onlymehdi, People singing so many ppl even in the rain

    3. The citizens of Tehran have planned a protest for this Saturday. Details of the protest will be provided after it has transpired. People continued to chant “Allah-o-Akbar” last night in Tehran. Others walked the streets chanting “Death to the Dictator,” and “Allah-o-Akbar.”


    Opposition

    4. In a statement released today, Mousavi said, “We will not stop until the last detainee has been released by the government.” Mousavi’s wife, Zahra Rahnavard, stated, “The government can fabricate as many lies as it wants to, but the people of Iran will never believe any of the allegations against my detained brother.” She added, “My brother is only one amongst many other Iranian brothers and sisters who have been imprisoned – this is why I have not given his name to the media.” Lastly, she indicated that she will fight for her brother’s freedom.

    5. Hossein Khomeini – a grandson of Imam Khomeini – has told the BBC in an interview that an Islamic Government had no legal basis in Islam unless the prophet or one of the 12 Imams was leading it. Hence, hinting that the current regime had no legal basis in Islam.

    He also added that the current constitution and government could not be changed as long as a post for a spiritual leader as the country’s Supreme Leader existed, adding that spiritual leadership was for the prophet and the 12 Imams – 11 of which are dead and one is believed to be in hiding for more than a millennium. He condemned the government’s killing of peaceful protesters and of the indiscriminate arrests.


    Government / International

    6. It has been confirmed that Mohammad Yazdi - Secretary of the Assembly of Experts - has written a letter condemning Rafsanjani’s speech during Friday Prayers. Yazdi has asked him to revoke his stance. Although the letter is being circulated in the name of the entire Assembly, reports indicate that only a quarter of the members have signed it - another quarter has declined to do so.

    7. IRIB has published Ahmadinejad’s letters of appointment for several of his new staff members. The list includes:

    1: Asfandyar Rahim Mashaie as 1st Vice President
    2: Mehrdad Bazrpash as Director of the National Youth Organization
    3: Parvez Davoodi as 1st Advisor to the President
    4: Sayed Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi as 1st Assistant to the President
    5: Ali Akbar Salehi as Director of the National Atomic Energy Agency
    6: Mohammad Javad Hajali Akbari as Presidential Advisor on Youth Affairs
    7: Masood Zaribafan as Director of Martyrs Foundation and Veterans Affairs
    8: Hamid Baghaie as Director of the Office of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts

    8. The Minister of Communication announced that SMS services will be reactivated step-by-step. SMS services have been essentially suspended in Iran for more than a month. Protesters were thought to rely on SMS services for coordinating their protests.

    9. Ahmad Khatami – a member of the Assembly of Experts Leadership Council and hard-line cleric – announced today that, “Ahmadinejad will prove his loyalty to Khamenei by quickly removing Mashaie from his post as VP.” Khamenei has already shown his express desire for Mashaie’s removal.

    10. In a statement released today, Ayatollah Dastegheyb yet again praised Rafsanjani’s Friday Sermon and asked the government to listen to Mousavi, Karroubi and Rezaie’s demands. He called for unity among Iranians. He added, “Foreigners are never going to be Iran’s friend- unity among Iranians is the only solution to Iran’s problems.”

    11. On the other spectrum, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Gharshi also released a written statement that was sent to government officials and opposition leaders criticizing Rafsanjani’s Friday Sermon. Gharshi - who is a representative for Western Azerbaijan Province in the Assembly of Experts (which Rafsanjani heads) - told Rafsanjani, “It caused me much pain and distress to see that you were unable to keep yourself away from the turmoil on the streets." He asked Rafsanjani to stop before his “achievements and bright past” go to waste.

    12. Ayatollah Abolghasem Khazali has also criticized Rafsanjani’s Sermon and said that the elections had been a marvelous event. He hinted that prisoners should not be released because they had been implicated in violence. It is worth mentioning that Ayatollah Khazali’s son was detained during the protests and has now been freed on bail.

    13. In an interview with the BBC, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “The internal debates going on inside Iran have made it difficult, if not impossible, for them to pursue any diplomatic engagement, not just with us but anyone, like the P5+1 [permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany]. There is so much that is on hold.”

    14. Sweden - which heads the rotating presidency of the EU for six months – has asked the Iranian Government to promptly release Clotilde Reiss, a French citizen who has been imprisoned at Evin Prison for weeks.

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    15. Saeed Shojaiezadeh and Khosro Mousvivand – students at Ahvaz’s Naft University – were detained yesterday. The father of martyred protester, Masood Hashemzadeh has been detained from his house by plainclothesmen. His house was searched and many items belonging to Masood were confiscated. Masood died during protests on June 21st on Shademan Ave, north of Azadi Street.

    16. More people have been detained during the past few days including: Ahmad Bahri – the founder of Mahabad Monthly who was arrested in Mahabad, Jafar Agha-Mohammadi – an activist from Maghan who was arrested in Maghan. Ramin Sultankhwah, Saeed Kashani, Zafar Mogheemi, Saeed Shamsaie and Abbas Zareh-Haqeeqi were arrested in Gonabad.

    17. More reports indicate that missing protester, Alireza Eftekhari, was actually killed during protests. Mohsen Rohulamini – the son of the former Director of Pasteur Institute in Tehran and a top advisor to Mohsen Rezaie – who was feared to be in detention, has now also been confirmed to have died at Evin. Fahimeh Solahshoor – another protester – is confirmed to have died at a hospital after sustaining head injuries during protests on June 14th. Finally, Maisam Ebadi – a 17 year old protester – has also been confirmed to have died on June 13th.

    18. The son of Isa Saharkhiz, Mehdi Saharkhiz, has reported that his father called home from Evin Prison. According to Mehdi, his father is currently being held in solitary confinement. Mehdi said that his father reported of having several broken ribs. He did not reveal if he had been tortured or not.

    19. Partially-confirmed reports indicate that many detainees are now being held in a building that was previously used as a drug rehabilitation center in Shorabad (close to Beheshte Zahra Cemetery in Tehran). According to the reports, Evin Prison is now full to capacity and only important prisoners are being kept there. The rest of the “street protesters” are being moved to temporary holding spots.

    20. It has been confirmed that Khamenei has plans to pardon and/or reduce the sentences of many detainees in order to foster reconciliation.

    21. The mothers of Sohrab A’rabi and Ashkan Sohrabi went to meet Neda Agha-Soltan’s mother today. Many other feminists and women’s rights activists accompanied them.

    22. An Iranian photographer, Ali Zareh, who was detained and released after 40 hours in detention by the security forces has released a Youtube video chronicling his arrest, detention and torture. In the video, Zareh confirms that two of the men responsible for his arrests were Lebanese. The Green Brief has repeatedly confirmed the presence of foreigners amongst the ranks of Iranian Security Forces. This is the first solid confirmation. Here’s a link to the video: YouTube - Ali Zare, photographer, talks about his detention in Iran


    Media

    23. Ayatollah Nasser Makarem-Shirazi today criticized IRIB for using what he called ‘aggressive’ and ‘unfriendly’ language against the opposition and asked for compassion and friendship.



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    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Friday, July 24 .


    In Hebrew: http://conetntfactory.blogspot.com/2009/07/38-247.html

    In Italian: Green Brief #38 (July 24) in Italian: Bollettino Verde nr. 38 del 24 luglio 2009

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    Protests / Unrest

    * For the Iranian airliner accident, check this link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...tory?track=rss

    1. In Solidarity with the Green Movement, protests are being held July 25 – that is this Saturday - in more than 100 cities worldwide. This initiative is being spearheaded by United 4 Iran. As I’m not just a journalist but also a human rights activist, I will personally join a protest and strongly urge everyone else to participate and to get their friends and loved ones to accompany them. Shirin Ebadi will be joining the protest in Amsterdam. For information on where they’re being held, please visit: www.united4iran.com

    As part of the protest, a green scroll will be exhibited close to the Eiffel Tower from 7 to 9 PM. Link here: OpenDNS

    2. Families of many political prisoners are planning to stage a protest in front of Evin Prison at 10 AM tomorrow (they have held many protests previously).

    3. The hunger strike in front of the UN’s main office in New York continued today with the participation of many prominent Iranians, Americans and other nationals. Speaking to press reporters, Noam Chomsky – a prominent American linguist and philosopher – said, “People of the world were learning from the Iranian struggle.” Chomsky at the strike: chomsky_hunger_strike_2.jpg (image)

    4. An anti-Nokia protest was held in front of the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Protesters blamed the cell phone company for selling the Iranian Regime the necessary equipment needed for monitoring protesters’ phone and internet use. Here is a picture from today’s protest (graphic images ahead - viewer discretion is advised): Picasa Web Albums - Mere Rhetoric Blog


    Opposition

    5. In a letter addressed to Mahdi Karroubi, Ayatollah Montazeri expressed “shock and dismay” over last Friday’s attack on Karroubi and Abdollah Nouri. They were attacked, pushed and insulted by security forces while on their way to Tehran University for Friday Prayer’s. Montazeri reiterated his position that, “A government’s legitimacy stems from the support of the majority of a country’s citizens - as mentioned in Iran’s Constitution.”

    Moreover, he said, “It’s unfortunate that the government is afraid of peaceful protests and the participation of politicians such as Karroubi.” He put the blame for the violence and bloodshed upon “those who had given security forces the power to conduct such activities” – a clear hint at Khamenei and Ahmadinejad. He concluded by warning, “The government needs to listen to the VOICE of its people and give in to their legitimate demands in order to restore public trust in the Islamic Republic.”

    6. Grand Ayatollah Saneie of Qom, has once again stated, “Forced confessions obtained from detainees have no legal or rational merit whatsoever and are un-Islamic.” He added, “Although detainees are allowed to lie in order to escape from torture according to Islam, anyone who FORCES confessions through torture, has committed a grave sin.” He claimed, “ANY form of torture performed on detainees is illegal and un-Islamic.” Saneie had previously slammed IRIB for broadcasting and publishing forced confessions of detainees.

    7. Sayed Mohammad Khatami visited the homes of three detained political prisoners today and spoke to their families. The detainees included: Saeed Leylaz, Abbasmirza Abotalebi and Davood Solaimani. Khatami again called for, “The immediate and unconditional release of all the people detained during the post-election protests or otherwise linked to the Green Movement.”

    8. On July 22nd we reported that 306 conservative clerics from the Qom’s Seminary Teachers Association had released a statement in support of Ayatollah Yazdi’s dismissal of Rafsanjani’s demands during his Friday Sermon. New reports, however, indicate that the statement was actually written by the Editor-in-Chief of Keyhan Newspaper. Reports say that he was ordered to do so by Ayatollah Hejazi – a prominent conservative cleric from Qom. Although most of the clerics of the Association are arch-conservatives, this is yet another sign of government propaganda against the Green Movement.


    Government / International

    9. The mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf, called upon Ahmadinejad to promptly sack Mashaie and called him and his wife “hypocrites.” He joins several other prominent conservatives who have been enraged by Mashaie’s appointment as Ahmadinejad’s Senior Vice President. Mashaie has been criticized heavily by the Iranian Conservatives. Khamenei sent a personal letter to Ahmadinejad asking him to remove Mashaie from his post last week.

    10. Within hours, Sayed Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi – a top Ahmadinejad aide – announced, “Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie has declared that he no longer considers himself as the Vice President of Iran. He is ready to accept any other position - to be of service to the Islamic Republic.” Mashaie’s website, however, does not include anything about his sudden departure. No hint has been given as to who will be replacing him.

    (Enduring America did an interesting critique of Mainstream Media’s converge of the Mashaie affair. Here’s the link: Iran: How the “New Media” Tore Down the Gates of the “Mainstream” | Enduring America)

    11. The US Senate voted unanimously last night to adopt bipartisan legislation that allocates funds to help Iranians obtain better access to news and information. This was in part initiated to neutralize the censorship of news and information by the Iranian government. In total, almost $55 million dollars will be made available - according to the legislation called the Victims of Iranian Censorship (VOICE) Act.

    12. Sayed Reza Akrami – the Secretary General of the Society of Preachers in Tehran – has been dismissed from his post by the government. Reportedly, members of the Society had objected to his political positions. Akrami had supported Mir Hossein Mousavi during the elections. He also headed a small conservative faction that supported Mousavi’s candidacy.

    13. Friday Prayer’s was lead by Ahmad Khatami today. The number in attendance was roughly 10,000 people – a far cry from the numbers who showed up last Friday. Khatami again criticized the Green Movement - and any politicians or activists who are leading and/or supporting it. After the sermon, about 300 pro-government people protested against Rafsanjani. It only lasted a few minutes. Most of the protesters were reportedly walking towards bus stops and only a few chants could be heard. On the other hand, the National Islamic Council – a reformist body of clerics and politicians – today announced their support for Rafsanjani’s Friday sermon.

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    14. A survivor from the June 23rd brutal attacks in Baharestan Square, has come forward and confirmed that he attacked by a Basiji with an axe. He claims that he was recuperating from injuries. It should be noted that this man has been a reliable source of information from Tehran in the past.

    15. Reports indicate that many Iranian professors -who are currently in detention for participating in the post-election protests and/or helping the Green Movement - are most likely to be dismissed from their posts. Many of them teach at Tehran University. The loss of these professors would severely damage the scholastic reputation of the university.

    16. The father of martyred protester -Masood Hashemzadeh - has been released from jail on bail. His family has been instructed NOT to hold a funeral for Masood, not to hang black banners outside their home for mourning, and not to talk any foreign media. Neda’s family has also been threatened to not hold any mourning events in commemoration of the 40th day after her death as well. This comes after the Ministry of Information announced today that the families of martyred protesters did not have the right to hold any events to commemorate their loved ones.

    17. Hossein Shariatmadari – the editor-in-chief of Keyhan Daily Newspaper –wrote an editorial criticizing Ahmadinejad over the “Mashaie Affair.” He stated, “Ahmadinejad’s delay in dismissing Mashaie - even after receiving a letter from Khamenei - only showed his lack of understanding Islam.


    Media

    18. Amir Reza Khadem – a conservative member of Parliament – reported on his blog that IRIB had banned his pictures and videos from appearing on their broadcasting and publishing outlets. He added, “This was done in retaliation for my participation in Friday Prayer’s last week led by Hashemi Rafsanjani.”

    *While the Iranian government continues to slam the “Evil UK,” an Iranian blog published photos Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel - a former leader in Iran’s Parliament - supposedly shopping in London. You are welcome to authenticate it if you’re a Londoner. It is worth mentioning that Adel is also the father-in-law of Khamenei’s son, Mojtaba Khamenei who is widely believed to be the driving force behind the suppression of protesters. Link: Freedom 4 persia: حداد عادل در انگليس- زیارت قبول حاج آقا

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    These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Saturday, July 25 .


    In Hebrew: Content Factory: עלון ירוק 25.7 39

    In German: Green Brief #39 (deutsche �bersetzung)

    In Spanish: Informe Verde #39 � Diplomática de Bolsillo


    Protests / Unrest

    1. The most wide-spread protests in the history of humanity were held today in support of Iranian’s rights. (Not in terms of numbers, but in terms of how many and where they were held.) Thousands of people took part in more than 100 cities across the globe. As words cannot describe this event, you are welcome to see a slideshow of the event: United4Iran's Photostream

    For the mammoth Green Scroll in Paris, click here: YouTube - Green Scroll in Paris - Ey Iran - Paris, Mur de la Paix, 25 Juillet 2009

    One Green Brief team member reports that during Green Day’s concert in New York, pictures of Iran’s Green Movement were repeatedly shown in the background. Here’s a link to a picture, courtesy PocketDiplomat: Solidarity for Iran during Green Day Concert � Pocket Diplomat

    (Several friends and team members of the Green Brief wrote letters about their experiences during the protests - I’m thankful for everyone’s participation. I personally took part in a protest and met with some members of the Baha’i community as well)


    2. The protesters in Dubai, however, were told by the government to stop. When they didn’t comply, they were forcibly dispersed by the police. It has been partially confirmed that at least one protester was detained.

    3. Hundreds of Iranians rallied in Vanak and Azadi Squares and many other parts of the Tehran today. Protesters chanted anti-government slogans and asked for the release of detained protesters. In the scorching heat, people were served with green soft drinks. Protesters were attacked by plainclothesmen and anti-riot police and several many were severely beaten at Vanak and Azadi. Many others were arrested. The families of detained protesters held a gathering in front of Evin Prison again.

    4. Mousavi’s camp has reportedly requested the government to issue a permit to hold a mourning ceremony for the slain on Thursday which coincides with the 40th day of Neda’s death.

    5. Protesters have now started to write Ahmadinejad’s name on garbage bags.


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    6. Iran’s PressTV reports: “A Tehran court has found Iranian Minister of Industries and Mines Ali-Akbar Mehrabian guilty of fraud after he registered someone else's invention in his own name.
    The verdict came after plaintiff Farzad Salimi filed a complaint against former municipality officials Mehrabian and Mousa Mazloum over the dishonest registration of an invention dubbed "Safe Room for Earthquakes" in their names.”

    7. Ayatollah Mousavi Ardabeli has issued another statement asking the government to release all detainees that have not broken the law. He claimed that the government was losing people’s trust because of the detentions.

    8. Ayatollah Ali Mohammad Dastegheyb has issued a statement condemning a letter released in the name of members of the Assembly of Experts that criticizes Rafsanjani. He asked them to immediately renounce the letter and apologize to Rafsanjani.

    9. Ayatollah Zanjani has reportedly issued a fatwa calling for a boycott of Ahmadinejad’s inauguration.

    10. Leaders of the reformist camps have written a letter to Grand Ayatollahs of Iran to break their silence over the election and the post-election events. Mousavi, Khatami and Karroubi – the principle signatories – asked the Ayatollahs to stop the government from breaking the law and committing atrocities against the people of Iran.

    11. In a separate statement released today, Karroubi condemned the wide-spread beatings of women during protests. He accused the security forces of specifically targeting women. Later during a meeting with members of his party, he said that they needed to become firmer in response to the deteriorating situation. He also announced a restricting of the party shortly.

    12. It has been confirmed that even though Ayatollah Vaez Tabasi – the most eminent cleric in Mashhad – didn’t greet or meet Ahmadinejad during his visit to that city, he had actually come to the airport to receive Rafsanjani when he visited the city last week.

    13. Mohammad Reza Naseri Shohan – a high-ranking member of Etemaade Melli Party in Ilam province – was summoned to appear in court by the judiciary.


    Government / International

    14. 13. After his appointment as Ahmadinejad’s senior Vice President was revoked, Mashaie has now been appointed as Ahmadinejad’s Chief of Staff and senior advisor.

    15. 14. Even though it was earlier reported that the Ministers of Intelligence, Health, Labor and Culture had all been sacked, we can only confirm the sacking of the Minister of Intelligence Mohseni Ejaie at this point. Reports suggest the he may have been sacked because he was partly opposed to detainees’ confessions being broadcasted on IRIB.

    16. 15. Partially confirmed reports also suggest that the commander of the Basij, Hossein Taleb is going to be appointed as Ejaie’s replacement in Ahmadinejad’s new cabinet. Taleb has been accused of being the mastermind behind torturing detainees and obtaining confessions from them.

    17. Sayed Ali Jafari – the Commander of IRG – has yet again accused reformists of attempting to stage a velvet revolution. He claimed that greatest dangers to stability in Iran came from elements inside the country.


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    18. Mohsen Rohul-Amini's father today said that Mohsen had died after being tortured profusely. According to Mohsen’s dad, his jaw had been broken and after bleeding for days, he’d developed meningitis and died as a result.

    19. Amir Javadifar - a protester who was detained – has died at Evin. It cannot be confirmed yet whether he died under torture. Family has been told to collect his body on Sunday. He was 24 and a student of Qazvin’s Azad University. It has been reported – but not confirmed – that another detainee Mojtaba Samenezhad has died under torture at Evin.

    20. Prisons in Iran have become a hotbed for infectious diseases as the number of detainees soars. The Ministry of health has reported in the past few days, at least 2,000 shots have been sent to prisons across Iran. At least two prisoners have so far died of meningitis in detention. Families of protesters who have died or have been badly injured after torture at Evin are only granted custody of their loved ones or their bodies if they promise to not lodge a complaint against the prison.

    21. A number of intellectuals including Fariborz Rayis Dana arrested as they attended a gathering to commemorate the anniversary of Iranian poet Ahmad Shamloo's birth.

    22. The staff at Evin Prison told families of detainees today that the names of none of the detainees they were seeking information about were in the prison’s computerized database.

    23. We had reportedly earlier that some detainees were being kept at a make-shift detention center that used to serve as a drug rehabilitation center. Reports now suggest that deep holes have been ground inside the building’s main yard and prisoners are lowered and kept in the holes for days at a time without food or water.

    24. Detained reformist Saeed Hajjarian is reportedly very sick. It has been reported that he is suffering from some sort of infection. Will update when we know more.

    25. Detained journalists, Masood Bastani and Mahsa Amrabadi were allowed to meet each other briefly today. Mahsa is heavily pregnant.

    *One blogger made some pictures of how Iranian banknotes might look like when the Green Movement succeeds. (That’s right, WHEN, not IF.)

    **(Apologies for the lateness and briefness of the brief. My commitment to this cause has NOT and WILL NOT change. But as everyone kept telling me to take a break, I have decied to spend some time with a friend to cool off a little bit. kudos to her and thank you all for your vigorous support!)


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    sorry i havent been updateing for little bit have been bit tied up .the above are the latest green briefs from over at>>>> why we protest .

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    It seems that some US tourists have been arrested....
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/mid...st/8179388.stm

    and the rest of the news....
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/mid...st/8176961.stm

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    Last edited by alesoun; August 2nd, 2009 at 06:40 PM. Reason: wrong link
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    http://iran.whyweprotest.net/green-brief/

    green breif up to #60 its still not over ive been a bit ocupied lookign for work so i can eat lol ill try to grab a run down of the latest info

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    wow...
    i dont hear anything about this on nbc. ha
    makes sense
    im aware that as a part of the general ignorant public, i do not know a lot
    thanka for these photos and i wish you peace..

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