Iran: Violent Crackdown on Protesters Widens
Security Forces Kill Indiscriminately, Prepare False Charges; Notoriously Abusive Prosecutor in Charge of Investigation
Obama has betrayed the pro-democracy protesters in Tehran. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are risking their lives to contest Iran’s rigged elections. They understand that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election was a fraud and that his main challenger, former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi, is the victim of a stolen election.Millions of Iranian ballots have been cast aside. In the face of a popular uprising, the theocratic regime is resorting to a brutal, Tiananmen Square-style crackdown. Dissidents have been murdered. Opposition leaders, student activists and Iranian journalists have been arrested. The feared Basij, Iran’s government-backed militia, roam the streets, like fascist brownshirts, assaulting peaceful protesters and indiscriminately shooting at rallies. Innocent blood is being shed on the streets of Tehran, and Mr. Obama remains circumspect – almost cowardly.
Iran Restores Internet Access as Protests Subside, but Threatens More Arrests
Iran restored internet access in large parts of the country after a weeklong shutdown aimed at stifling nationwide protests, but threatened more arrests in a brutal crackdown that exposes the challenges facing a government struggling to cope with harsh U.S. sanctions. https://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-restores-internet-access-as-protests-subside-but-threatens-more-arrests-11574618022