Saturday, June 27, 2009

Iran June 27 : Protests continue in Tehran as many bloggers and human rights activists are arrested

The following comes from the Revolutionary Road Blog which has continuously provided a fascinating insight into the jackboot tactics employed by the Iranian regime against its political opponents:
Vahid the writer to Vahid Online weblog has been arrested. Ali Mosleh the writer of The Mailman ring twice weblog, has also been arrested.Many bloggers and Human rights activist are still in prison and we have not heard anything on their condition.Shiva Nazar Ahari, Ali Kalai, Somaye Tohid loo, Ahamd Zeid Abadi, Abdollah Momeni, Ali Mosleh, Emad Bahavar, Majid Dari, Mahsa AmrAbadi and Mohammad Ali Abtahi.
At least three people were wounded in clashes between Tehran residents and the Islamic Republic’s Forces on Saturday in the city center.
The clashes occurred on Towhid Street and Keshavarz Boulevard as Police tried to stop people from entering Laleh Park to attend a rally called for by the mothers of those killed during the recent nationwide protests. They also planned to honor the memory of Neda Agha Soltan.
Meanwhile, the Bazaaris have called for a strike. Trading has come to a halt today and the Bazaar is virtually closed.
The carpet Bazaar has been closed today following the call for today’s protest.
The Riot police & plain clothes attacked protesters today afternoon in streets leading to Laleh Park in Tehran. At least three persons were arrested.
“Since 5 pm (Tehran time), people have been going to Laleh Park in order to continue their anti-government protests. Riot police And Plain clothes have been stationed in all streets and alleys leading to Laleh Park including Enqelab Square. A large number of basijis are on the foot, on motorcycles and in patrol vehicles, in the square,” .
“The regime’s repressive forces attacked people who were chanting ‘death to dictator’ to force them to leave the area. Up to now at least three persons have been arrested.”
“In Enqelab Square there are a large number of plainclothes agents stationed.” Today at 6pm Tehran time, the people of Kermanshah in Iran have called for a rally to commemorate Neda and for 'freedom for all.

1 comment:

rainywalker said...

Yours is far better blogging than I'm doing. Revolutionary Road has much up to date reporting. Thanks.