Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Iran Cracks Down Against Protesters

Just days after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized Mumar Khadafi for using brutal force to crack down against protesters and that Khadafi should respect the rights of the Libyan people, Ahmadinejad's regime is busy cracking down on protesters against the Iranian regime.
ran's security forces fired teargas and clashed with opposition supporters in Tehran on Tuesday, where demonstrators were rallying to demand the release of two opposition leaders, according to an opposition website.

"Security forces and people in civilian clothes clashed with demonstrators in Tehran to disperse them," opposition website Kaleme reported.

Sahamnews, another opposition website, reported large numbers of security personnel stationed at main streets and squares in Tehran "to prevent gathering of opposition supporters."
The mullahs and Ahmadinejad are hoping to thwart a repeat of the deadly riots that ensued following the disputed elections that kept Ahmadinejad as president. Once again, they're using security forces and the Basiji to do their dirty work.

There's confusion over the fate of opposition leaders. The regime denies that the leaders, including Mirhussein Mousavi are under arrest, but they're essentially under house arrest.

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