Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Iranian Revolution (Day Nineteen)

Update (7/2/2009):Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty). End of Update:

Mousavi breaks his (forced?) recent silence, "declares Iran government illegitimate" (

Mousavi is setting out to release documents that show the election was a fraud; (§ionid=351020101 [via]) "As the Iranian opposition continues to express skepticism about the election result, defeated candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi says he will present documents that prove electoral fraud.
The committee aims to "make public documents proving fraud and irregularities in the election," Mousavi said in his latest statement issued on Wednesday.

Mousavi and his wife are calling for a nation wide strike (

The Basij militia (government forces) are calling for Mousavi's arrest (

Mohammad Khatami (Former Iranian president) called "the outcome of Iran's disputed presidential election is a "coup" against democracy" (

There are reports that the execution of Mousavi supporters has begun with at least six people killed by hanging (

Police are video taped vandalizing parked vehicles (

The above source also links to the photo of a protester who was apparently killed by government forces. This is the before picture:

The after can be found at (Strong Warning, this is one of the more disturbing pictures I have seen from this conflict) The sister speaks out at

"U.S. ambassador to UN won’t say Iranian regime is illegitimate" (

Three more British embassy workers have been released. That still leaves one left still being held by Iranian authorities (§ionid=351020101). That has not stopped Gordon Brown from stepping up his rhetoric against the Iranian government's actions (

The doctor who witnessed Neda's murder and tried to save her has been arrested and is being prosecuted by the Iranian government (

Did Iranian state media accidentally broadcast proof of the election fraud? Pictures from the state run news show have raised a few red flags; ( "'These pictures show two things very clearly: 1) that a whole lot of the ballots that are being recounted are fresh, crisp, unfolded sheets - which makes no sense, given that people typically had to fold these sheets before they can slip them into the ballot boxes, and 2) that the handwriting on so many of the sheets which are votes for 'Ahmadinejad' are the same handwriting (and very clearly so).'".

Samira Simone reports (CNN) that the "Opposition movement in Iran not over" (

Kadivar says "'This Iranian Form of Theocracy Has Failed'" (,1518,633517,00.html) and "'This Is a Battle the Iranian People Have to Win'" (,1518,633517-2,00.html [page 2 from the first link]).

Nathan Hodge asks if the Iranian protesters need United State support and concludes that it would actually be counter productive ( [via]) (link regarding the support given is I disagree. You certainly do not want the revolutionaries to be perceived as agents of the west, but without support there is a very good chance the movement will be brutally suppressed with overwhelming force from a government who seems not to think twice about massacring their own citizens.

Hillary Clinton had advocated to Obama to take a stronger stance on Iran earlier, but he resisted; ( "Behind the scenes, the officials, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because they were discussing internal deliberations, said Mrs. Clinton had been advocating the stronger U.S. response, but the president resisted. When he finally took her advice, the aides said, he did so without informing her first.".

Twitter stats regarding Iranian protest/revolution tweets at

Past related posts:
Berman Post: Iranian Election Viewed as Rigged
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Protest (NYC)
Berman Post: Iranian Riots Continue
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Three)
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Four)
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Protest at Union Square (NYC)
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Five)
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Six)
Berman Post: Prayer Vigil For The Fallen Iranian Protesters (NYC)
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Seven)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Eight)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Nine)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Ten)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Eleven)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twelve)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirteen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Fourteen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Fifteen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Sixteen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Seventeen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Eighteen)

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