Wednesday, February 25, 2009

For a new Iranian revolution

Exciting events in Iran recently, with shockingly little attention paid by the Western media. Students at Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran have been protesting the reburial there of "martyrs" in the war with Iraq; some 70 have been arrested, with 20 transferred to Evin prison. At the notorious Evin prison, meanwhile, there been a series of executions, of prisoners charged with “fighting against God and being corrupt on earth”. AFP reports that 49 people have been executed in Iran so far in 2009.

You can read updates about what's going on at the blogs Revolutionary Road and Azarmehr, and you can watch YouTube clips of the protests made by the students here, here and here.

Sources: Washington Post, NCRI, Human Rights Activists in Iran.

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