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Aftershocks Continue In Iran

The BBC continues its coverage of Iran: Call for Iran protesters’ release

Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani has called for the release of people jailed after protesting at the result of the recent election.

In his first Friday sermon since the vote, he also said large numbers of Iranians still doubted its result.

Outside, police fired tear gas at thousands of opposition supporters who were chanting slogans in support of defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Chanting also broke out among some of the tens of thousands of people inside.

Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in streets near the university – the first public opposition demonstration for more than a week.

EBW at Wampum got reports that reform candidate, Mahdi Karroubi, was beaten by the Basiji outside the university and a prominent women’s rights activist, Shadi Sadr, was beaten and kidnapped.

The authorities still don’t understand that this isn’t going away, and the regime is losing more authority and legitimacy with every incident.

4 comments

1 Kryten42 { 07.18.09 at 10:35 pm }

Yep! I said it wasn’t going to go away. the people there are well and truly fed up! 🙂

Now… if the USA can just keep their interfering cotton-picking hands off… the Iranian people might just have a chance! 😉

“Thufferin Thuccotash!”

2 Bryan { 07.18.09 at 11:20 pm }

The Iranian government would love for someone, anyone, to get involved, so they can lay the blame on “foreign interference in internal affairs”, just like the Chinese always do.

You notice the Chinese reaction to the Australian government asking about the arrest of one of its citizens. No one is supposed to question what happens in China.

The Iranians do the same thing.

3 Kryten42 { 07.19.09 at 3:02 am }

“You notice the Chinese reaction to the Australian government asking about the arrest of one of its citizens. No one is supposed to question what happens in China.”

Luckily for us, Kevin Rudd didn’t get that memo, and he’s not John Howard either. And as he speaks almost fluent Cantonese & Mandarin, he knows what they are saying ‘behind his back’ as it were. 😉 😆

4 Bryan { 07.19.09 at 2:12 pm }

They pull this crap all the time in commercial deals, claiming espionage to pressure companies into making concessions. Companies should just pull out because you never end up making any real money dealing with the Chinese. Between the bribes and the other “special foreign fines”, Chinese government officials suck up all of the profits.