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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Iran: Regime Iron Fist Tactics

Tehran Bureau reports:

From an academic listserv; received today 25 June (but dated June 23). The situation however is ongoing:

Reliable sources report that Mr. Ramezanzadeh and Mr. Tajzadeh, both prominent reform politicians, along with a handful of their colleagues, are under mounting pressure in section 209 of Evin prison to give televised confessions of high treason. The goal is to establish charges of conspiracy for a velvet revolution that would encompass the reform candidates in the election as well.

Mrs. Mohtashamipour, the wife of Mr. Ramezanzadeh, has appealed to the public, on behalf of her husband who is under torture in Evin, not to believe any televised “confessions” from any of the leaders of reform. Of the people in section 209, we are particularly concerned for the health and well being of Mr. Said Hajjarian, who suffers from pre-existing infirmities related to injuries he received during a botched assassination; and Mr. Ramezanzadeh, who has apparently been severely roughed up and, according to his family, is in poor health.

link: Iran updates – Tehran Bureau


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