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April 20 2014

Wer sich jedoch aus eigener Kraft aus dem Loch befreien kann, ist frei. Männer werden bis zur Hüfte eingegraben - Frauen bis zum Nacken. Sie haben keinerlei Überlebenschance.
http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/nach-protesten-iran-ueberdenkt-steinigung-wegen-ehebruchs/3486468.html
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February 12 2012


IRAN blocks IT-communication systems

cf. here & here by Globalvoices



Quell-URL: https://joindiaspora.com/posts/1286018
Ted Pepe

Help users in Iran reach the internet
https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2012-February/023070.html
So, there's a serious need for obfuscated bridges for Tor right now due to the Iranian government not pulling many punches on censoring the Internet over there. Unfortunately, the setup is a bit more involved than setting up a normal bridge, as the need for these kind of popped up before it was anticipated. So, if you can, it would be helpful to get one of these set up to combat this bullshit. Don't worry, it's completely legal (well, in most countries...see your local laws if you live under a particularly oppressive regime).

#Tor #Cypherpunk #PirateParty #Censorship #Iran


Quell-URL: https://joindiaspora.com/posts/1286022

Ted Pepe 
iSSH SSH wrapper for circumventing Iranian DPI Censorship
http://paste.debian.net/155833/
This is a tool written by an Iranian to get through the recent blocking of SSH behind the national firewall. In theory, this should allow for the creation of SSH tunnels, thus allowing access back out to the unfiltered internet. Another option for folks not necessarily able to pick up the latest Tor client and obfsproxy.
And then there is tunneling over http proxies, through tools like Corkscrew (http://www.agroman.net/corkscrew/) or Gothard (http://www.nazgul.ch/dev.html).
Spread this information around, as this current wave of censorship is insidious, and is leaving people who formerly knew their way around it unable to connect back out to the outside world. The lights NEED to be kept on to avoid even further abuse by the power of the state.

#Iran #Censorship #Cypherpunk #PirateParty #FreeSpeech #DirectAction

—  oAnth at Diaspora* via Evernote - 2012-02-11
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September 05 2011

[...]

I know users of CyanogenMod in Iran who are directly impacted by this compromise of DigiNotar. Additionally, they use the GSM network and it is possible to set the clocks of GSM phones - so certificates that have been issued are not valid only during some window of time - the attackers literally control time. The attackers here have all of the cards and only by removing the trust in DigiNotar *at the root* will help those users to stay secure

[End of the full text version]
DigiNotar fully compromised - CyanogenMod Android ROM - Google Project Hosting | Issue 4266 - cyanogenmod - 2011-09-03
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June 03 2011

RT @telecomix - #Anonymous Leaks 10,000 E-mails from Iranian Government | World | Epoch Times t.co/R6Q9BXK #Iran #IranElection //
oAnth - via Diaspora 2011-06-03
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May 04 2011

[...]

The gentle hopes of Hamid Karzai and Hillary Clinton – that the Taliban will be so cowed by the killing of Bin Laden that they will want to become pleasant democrats and humbly join the Western-supported and utterly corrupt leadership of Afghanistan – shows just how out of touch they are with the blood-soaked reality of the country. Some of the Taliban admired Bin Laden, but they did not love him and he had been no part of their campaign against Nato. Mullah Omar is more dangerous to the West in Afghanistan than Bin Laden. And we haven't killed Omar.

Iran, for once, spoke for millions of Arabs in its response to Bin Laden's death. "An excuse for alien countries to deploy troops in this region under the pretext of fighting terrorism has been eliminated," its foreign ministry spokesman has said. "We hope this development will end war, conflict, unrest and the death of innocent people, and help to establish peace and tranquility in the region."

[...]

Robert Fisk: If this is a US victory, does that mean its forces should go home now? | Commentators - The Independent - 2011-05-04
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April 24 2011

Incognito Live System is a Debian-based live CD offering complete Internet #anonymity for the user. http://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.7/ 
Hisham Fayad (hishamfayad) on Twitter - 2011-04-23
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March 24 2011

[...]

The hacker, whose March 15 attack was traced to an IP address in Iran, compromised a partner account at the respected certificate authority Comodo Group, which he used to request eight SSL certificates for six domains: mail.google.com, www.google.com, login.yahoo.com, login.skype.com, addons.mozilla.org and login.live.com.

The certificates would have allowed the attacker to craft fake pages that would have been accepted by browsers as the legitimate websites. The certificates would have been most useful as part of an attack that redirected traffic intended for Skype, Google and Yahoo to a machine under the attacker’s control. Such an attack can range from small-scale Wi-Fi spoofing at a coffee shop all the way to global hijacking of internet routes.

At a minimum, the attacker would then be able to steal login credentials from anyone who entered a username and password into the fake page, or perform a “man in the middle” attack to eavesdrop on the user’s session.

[...]

Hack Obtains 9 Bogus Certificates for Prominent Websites; Traced to Iran | Threat Level | Wired.com 2011-03-23
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February 27 2011

[...]

the Green Movement has become more creative, more radical, more in tune with what is happening in the region, and as a result there is a synergy with the region. Things that are happening in Bahrain or in Yemen, they have catalytic effect on the Iranian development. And beginning with today, they have entered a new strategy, because if you compare Egypt with Iran, there is no presence of Al Jazeera in Egypt to have its cameras on Tahrir Square and 24-7 report it. And as a result, we have the newest--we witnessed a new strategy of smaller-scale demonstrations in various streets and venues, and then they take video clips of this on their mobile phone and send it through the Internet and make it available. So in Egyptian case, we had a different strategy, and I believe in the Green Movement we have the emergence of a new strategy, but all in tune with what is happening in region. It is crucial to keep in mind that what is happening is not Pan-Arabism, is not Iranian nationalism. It's really a global and regional phenomenon. The Egyptian--the Tunisia and Egyptian revolution ennobled the Green Movement by taking it away from the hypocrisy of American neocons who give lipservice and as a result discredit the Green Movement, whereas what is happening in Tunisia and Egypt are doing precisely the other way and restoring dignity and credibility to it.

[...]
Middle East Revolt Inspires Iranian Resistance | Interview with Hamid Dabashi - TRNN 20110222
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May 01 2010

Die Träume der Netz-Utopisten und die Wirklichkeit: Ist das Internet ein Medium der Emanzipation und des Umsturzes - oder ein Werkzeug der Kontrolle und der Unterdrückung? Haben Twitter und Facebook die Rebellion in Iran befeuert, oder halfen sie, die Rebellen zu enttarnen? Ein skeptischer Dialog

Internet: Das Unbehagen an der digitalen Macht - Hintergründe - Feuilleton - FAZ.NET
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February 17 2010

Green Brief #94 - This (#94)  is the 2nd Green Brief of 11th of Febr. / 22 Bahman, the first Green Brief (#93) of of 11th of Febr. / 22 Bahman is to find here.
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[...]


As all of this is just now taking place some of the information is not full confirmed.

1. Protesters are gathering all across Tehran, Isfahan, Mashhad, and Tabriz; there are reports of arrests and clashes taking place throughout the city.

2. It has been confirmed that while Karroubi was in Sadeghie Square he was attacked by security forces. He suffered a head injury and was forced to flee.

3. Ahmadinejad made a speech today in Azadi Aquare where he blamed that west for the countries problems.

4. There are reports of protesters chanting death to the dictator in Azadi and Emal Hossein Square.

5. Cellphones and Text messaging are completely unusable throughout the country; the internet is being blocked. Tor and many proxies are no longer working.

6. Protesters in Tehran have moved towards Evin prison.

7. Basij forces are attacking protesters with chains, cables, tear gas, batons, and even pellet guns.

8. Mir Hossein Mousavi’s wife was attacked today. People surrounded her to protect her; she left the area immediately.

Arrests/Sentences

1. Karroubi’s son was arrested, however he was later released.

2. Reports of at least one hundred people being arrested in Mashhad today.

3. Arrests also took place in Azadi and Sadeghie Squares.

[...]
— cited from Green Brief #94
By Codeman177 – http:/twitter.com/codeman177

February 14 2010

Green Brief #93 - 20100211

[...]

February 11, 2010 – 22 Bahman

As today is an important day I’m going to put out several mini briefs throughout the day today. As this information is based on events that are just now taking place most of this information is not confirmed yet.

Protests/General news

1. Masses of green protesters have flooded the streets of Tabriz and Tehran; no clashes have been reported yet.

2. Iran’s telecommunications agency has permanently suspended Google’s email service, saying that a national email service would soon be available for the Iranian people.

3. Basij and police forces are positioned all along the protest path. More and more security forces are being moved into Tehran.

4. Death to the Dictator is being chanted by protesters north of Azadi Square, Basij forces have gathered at bus stops near Azadi Square to stop more protesters from gathering.

5. There are reports of heavy security presence north of Enghelab Square.

6. Chinese Riot control vehicles have reportedly been seen in central Tehran.

7. There is a report of a large crowd moving along Seyed Khandan bridge right across Khaje Nasir St.

8. The regime has set up several propaganda Speakers for pro-regime speeches. Some unconfirmed reports indicate that some of these may have been taken down.

Media

CNN now has a section of its website dedicated to the protests Protests in Iran

[...]
— cited from
Green Brief #93 By Codeman177
– http:/twitter.com/codeman177
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January 05 2010

Dear God, in 2009 you took my favorite singer - Michael Jackson, my favorite actress - Farah Fawcett, my favorite actor - Patrick Swayze, my favorite voice - Neda.
Please, please, don't forget my favorite politician - Ahmadinejad and my favorite dictator - Khamenei in the year 2010.
Thank you.
http://www.ahmadinejad.ir/userfiles/file/owned.txt
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January 03 2010

[...]



Mir Hossein Mousavi today released a new statement denouncing the regime’s brutal tactics against the Green Movement and outlined peaceful measures the government can take to calm the situation. While the statement is quite similar to other statements he has released in the past, several points on closer inspection stand out. The statement also shows Mousavi’s resolve and his continued willingness to finding a peaceful resolution to the current crisis.

One of the most striking features of the speech is Mousavi not mentioning the killing of his nephew Sayyed Ali Mousavi in Tehran on Ashura (December 27). It echoes his and his wife Zahra Rahnavard’s response to the imprisonment of her brother which they kept under wraps for months because they didn’t want to turn their statements personal, but rather speak for the entire Green Movement.


What’s more important is also the fact that Mousavi for the first time actually discounts his own influence and that of Mehdi Karroubi. He admits that even though people asked him to call for protests or at least lend his support, he did not do so in the case of Ashura. He also acknowledges the fact that people came out without him calling them to come out. This is a very significant development and has been noted by myself and other colleagues before.


[...]
— posted by Posted by Josh Shahryar at the Daily Nite Owl, 2010-01-02 Mousavi’s New Statement; Another Attempt at Peace
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December 30 2009

Iran's police chief warns opposition


[...]

Iranians will stage nationwide rallies on Wednesday to express their support for the hardline clerical rulers of the Islamic state, state television reported.

With tens of thousands due to take part in the state-organized demonstrations, supporters of Mousavi are also planning to hold fresh rallies, opposition websites reported.

In Iran's bloodiest unrest since the aftermath of the disputed June 12 presidential election, eight people were killed on Sunday and at least 20 pro-reform figures, including three senior advisers to Mousavi were arrested.

Raising the stakes further in the crisis, a representative of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that opposition leaders were "enemies of God" who should be executed under the country's Sharia law.

"The meeting point in Tehran will be Enqelab Street. Iranians, using various routes, will gather there to show their support to the Supreme Leader," state television said.

[...]

complete news: reuters By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN - 2009-12-30 - 6:22am EST
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December 29 2009

[...]

Trotz der Brutalität ihres Vorgehens ist es ihm nicht gelungen, wieder ergebene Ruhe einkehren zu lassen. Wer trotz aller Ruchlosigkeit so erfolglos ist, büßt weitere Loyalität ein, bei Gegnern wie sogar bei opportunistischen Gefolgsleuten.

Für den Westen heißt das: Seine Politik geduldigen Verhandelns mit dem Regime war und ist genau richtig. Es ist kein Ausdruck von Zaudern oder Schwäche, wenn US-Präsident Barack Obama auf die Provokationen der Diktatur, auf die mutwillige Missachtung seiner auf Versöhnung bedachten Rhetorik und politischen Angebote nicht mit ebensolcher Härte antwortet. Auch die deutsche Haltung, lieber Fristen zu verlängern, als sich selbst zum Gefangenen einer Eskalationspolitik zu machen, ist richtig. Denn das Regime hat nur ein einziges Vorhaben, das bei allen Parteien und Gruppierungen Irans Sympathie genießt, und das ist dummerweise das Nuklearprogramm. Ein bewaffneter Konflikt darum würde die Risse wieder schließen, die gerade aufbrechen.

Eine ernst zu nehmende Politik der Stärke besteht deshalb nicht in Drohungen mit Militärschlägen, sondern in Geduld. Teheran ist nervös und versucht zu provozieren.

[...]
Irans Diktatoren fürchten die Kraft der Geduld - Kommentar im Handelsblatt 2009-12-29
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December 21 2009

by Josh Shahryar on Dec.21, 2009, on the Daily Nite Owl

[...]

Die grafik

Before there was a Karrroubi or a Mousavi to voice opposition against Iran’s brutal theocratic regime, and even before there was Mohammad Khatami, there was always Montazeri. For the past twenty years, the old man had stood behind his calls for moderation both in the Iranian government and Islam in general. I am surprised how some media sources continue to just call him a cleric. Montazeri was not just a cleric. He had been a political opponent of the Iranian regime since he was sidelined by then Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini in favor of Khamenei in 1989.
What is very important is that he was sidelined for seeking almost the same sort of reforms that Mousavi and Karroubi are preaching. While Mousavi and Karroubi might have endeared themselves to the media – and rightly so -, Montazeri had been the lone voice of opposition against the regime even when Mousavi and Karroubi were part of the regime. He might not have been as vocal before the Green Movement sprang out, but his mere presence was enough to make the Iranian regime uncomfortable.
But he wasn’t always the kind old man. He was a vocal supporter of Khomeini before 1989. He supported the Islamic Revolution, helped draft the constitution and was prominent enough to be Khomeini’s designated heir. The terror that is the Islamic Republic was in part due to Montazeri’s active role in its establishment. That cannot be denied.
However, the mass killing of political opponents by Khomeini in the 80s disillusioned him with the goals of a revolution that was supposed to be there to make people’s lives easier not bloodier.

[...]
Good Bye Montazeri; You’ll Be Missed
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July 12 2009

The Green Brief #25 (July 11) I'm NiteOwl AKA Josh Shahryar - twitter.com/iran_translator on twitter - and I've been immersed in tweets from Iran for the past several hours. I have tried to be extremely careful in choosing my tweet sources. What I have compiled below is what I can confirm through my reliable twitter sources. Remember, this is all from tweets. (My work is released under Creative Commons (CC). So use it freely and post it wherever you wish to.)

These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Saturday, July 11 .


In Danish: http://tinyurl.com/nftttk

In German: http://iran-info-dienst.blogspot.com/

In Hebrew: http://tinyurl.com/m6us6l



Protests / Unrest

1. Delayed reports - just emerging - confirm that protests did indeed take place around the country on July 9th. We also have authentication of mass arrests during this time. Reports of black-outs during Ahmadinejad’s speech are now being confirmed by mainstream media as well (this was confirmed on twitter three days ago).

2. Vast weekly protests and the heavy presence of Basiji’s have had a negative impact on Iranian bazaars; they are finding it harder and harder to stay open. As a result, commerce is slowly coming to a standstill. Reports indicate that the opposition is in the midst of planning more strikes and protests. Today, about 150 protesters pelted eggs at the German Embassy in Tehran protesting against the death of an Egyptian woman in Germany at the hands of a right-wing extremist.

3. People in Tehran are continuing to honk their horns at the sight of Basijis - and chanting anti-government slogans while speeding away. Many people drive with their headlights on. Reports indicate that many Basijis are quitting their jobs and are being replaced by fresh recruits, many of them under 18. People travelling to Iran are being targeted at the airport upon entry and are being forced to divulge their Twitter and Facebook accounts so the government can monitor their online activity.


Opposition

4. In a letter to the Head of the Judiciary, Mahdi Karoubi – one of the candidates during the election and a key force behind the current protests – asked for the immediate release of all political prisoners as well as arrested protesters. In a letter addressed to Ayatollah Shahrodi, Karoubi claimed that, “People believed in the system, however, the system had been hijacked by a few.” He accused Tehran’s authorities of systematically eradicating opposition. He warned the government of “unimaginable consequences” if the current situation persisted.

5. Ayatollah Montazeri has released a Fatwa that is very supportive of protesters and their cause. In the Fatwa, Montazeri “condemned violence against protesters as un-Islamic.” He’s pleaded with the government to not play with the name of Shi’ism and Islam with their actions. He hinted that Khamenei’s leadership is standing against Islam, human rationale and National interests – and that he was clearly in the wrong. Reports of Ayatollah Ustadi - Qom's temporary Friday Prayer’s Imam - resigning his position and calling a strike could not be confirmed.

6. In an open letter released to the media, the women’s wing of Mousavi’s Participation Front have said that Iranian mothers were awaiting the release of their loved ones with teary eyes and aching hearts. They asked the government to immediately release all prisoners and to stop arresting people for using peaceful means to express their dissent.


Government / International

7. Iranian Foreign Minister, Manuchehr Motaki, has stated that Iran is willing to discuss issues with the West, but claimed that the government was going to present a package of issues for discussion – rather than just one. This comes at a time when the European Union has now fully suspended visas to Iranian diplomats who wish to enter any EU member nation.

8. The spokesperson for Parliament's Imam’s Way Faction declared that the government’s legitimacy was “questionable” after what transpired post-election. Reports from Tehran indicate that many members within the Faction are thinking of not partaking in the “vote of confidence” that will be held in Parliament soon (the President selects a cabinet, and then a vote of confidence takes place). The spokesperson added that, “When a Cabinet Minister refuses to answer to the public, then it shouldn’t expect to get a vote of confidence.”

9. Tehran’s Police Chief has declared a state of emergency in parts of Tehran. Iran’s government removed the head of security of Zanjan Province - after reports surfaced that he may be sympathetic to the reform movement. A number of prominent citizens in Tabriz have written a letter to Khamenei declaring that, “people were not satisfied with the election and that they will continue to voice their opposition to Ahmadinejad’s government.”

10. One of Mousavi’s offices, located inside the Presidential Palace, was evacuated by government orders. Mousavi used this office during the last twenty years after leaving the Prime Minister’s Post. It was NOT his campaign headquarters. Meanwhile, the government is stepping up its media campaign of discrediting Mousavi’s role in Iran’s past. This comes at a time when a large number of Iranian clerics in Qom have reportedly threatened to leave Iran for Najaf, Iraq (Najaf is the holiest site in Shi’ism and Qom is a center of Shi’ite learning). They demanded the government to cease with their relentless pressure to side with them.


Arrested / Released / Killed

11. Reports from inside Evin Prison indicate that at least one prisoner has died under extreme torture. The prisoner is the son of a member of the group of Mourning Mothers and was reportedly named Sohrab A’rabi. Reports of torturous acts had been confirmed before, but recent details reveal more extreme forms such as:

o Binding and then beating prisoners with batons
o Forcing prisoners to lay on their wounded side – on hot asphalt
o Pouring scorching-hot water over prisoners’ heads

12. Reports of more than a dozen prisoners crammed into a 9 x 9 foot cell are increasing. Other reports indicate that the prison is so overcrowded that prisoners are now being thrown into cells that are half-demolished. Prisoners are interrogated non-stop for more than 12 hours. Injured prisoners are not receiving any medical attention - many are said to be in very bad conditions.

13. Iran is now holding 36 journalists in prison. Reports indicate that despite the overcrowding, nearly 150 protesters arrested on July 9th in Tehran were moved to Evin Prison. We don’t have confirmations to the number of people arrested, but without a place to go. The arrest of many people were confirmed today - among them: Abbas Mirza Abutalebi (a reformist politician), Majid Saidi and Towheed Begi (photojournalists), Kaveh Muzaffari (a journalist who been detained and released prior), Shamsuddin Esaie (a key aide of Mousavi), and Hengameh Shaheedi (a key member of Etemaade Melli Party).

14. On a positive note, Iranian courts postponed the court date for seven Baha’is detained in Tehran today. They are being prosecuted under Iran’s strict religious laws because of their faith. Reports also indicate that Kambiz Noroozi, a journalist detained yesterday, was released. The families of several detainees have pleaded directly to influential clerics in Qom to help attain the release of their loved ones.


Media

15. In an unexpected move, ISNA – one of Iran’s official news agencies – declared that recent unrests in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Province was provoked by US intervention in Chinese affairs. ISNA declared that China did all it could to quell an uprising fueled by foreign intervention.



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The Green Brief #25 (July 11) - Why We Protest - IRAN

July 06 2009

من از روییدن خار سر دیوار دانستم که ناکس کس نمی گردد بدین بالانشینی ها 
[translated: One should learn from the petty shrub that grows atop steep walls that pettiness does not diminish at any height]
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July 05 2009

The Green Brief #17 (July 03) I'm NiteOwl AKA Josh Shahryar - twitter.com/iran_translator on twitter - and I've been immersed in tweets from Iran for the past several hours. I have tried to be extremely careful in choosing my tweet sources. What I have compiled below is what I can confirm through my reliable twitter sources. Remember, this is all from tweets. [B](My work is released under Creative Commons (CC). So use it freely)

These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Friday, July 03 in Iran.


In Dutch: Green Brief #16 (2 juli) (Nederlands) - Why We Protest - IRAN

In French: Dossier Vert #17 – Vendredi 3 Juillet, 2009 � Le dossier vert – The green brief in French

In Greek: Green Brief #17 (july 3) [In Greek] - Why We Protest - IRAN

In Hebrew: http://sites.google.com/site/cometru...untitledpost-1

In Indonesian: The Green Brief #17 (Indonesian) - Why We Protest - IRAN

In German: Nachrichten zur Situation im Iran

In Norwegian: Green Brief #17 (Norwegian)

In Portuguese: O Taborita: Resenha Verde #17 (3 de julho)

In Russian: Green Brief # 17 (July 03) [in Russian] - Why We Protest - IRAN

In Spanish: Green Brief #17 en Español � Pocket Diplomat

In Swedish: Green Brief på Svenska

In Turkish: http://ow.ly/gvyY



Protesters

1. Family of detained protesters continued to swarm in front of Evin Prison for the third day in a row. In yesterday’s mourning at Beheshte Zahra Cemetery, mourners were reportedly attacked by Basijis. It was reported that a large portion of Tehran’s shops were closed yesterday – to commemorate the 20th day of the “Sea of Green” movement.


2. There were demonstrations at Mashhad today, although our sources could not confirm information beyond that. Sources also indicated that so far, at least 5 people have been killed and more than 200 have been detained during protests from Mashhad. High-profile detainees include Hashem Khastar, Reza Arab and Rohullah Shahsavar.

3. The main University of Sistan o Baluchistan has been shut-down by the government, according to unconfirmed reports. Furthermore, students from the university were dragged out of their dorms and sent home. Daryoosh Shikoof, a prominent Iranian filmmaker who lives in Germany, has started a hunger strike in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin to protest Russia’s continued support for Ahmadinejad’s regime.


Arrested and Killed

4. Ayatollah Jannati – Head of The Guardian Council - announced that the remaining British Embassy staff has been found to have had a hand in the unrest. Speaking at Friday Prayer’s in Tehran, he added they will be “prosecuted for the crimes they have committed – and already confessed to.” He went on to say that, “confessions from other instigators of violence will also be shown on national TV.” Sources indicate that the government is planning on hanging the remaining staffers after mock trials. So far, two British Embassy staffers remain in Iranian custody.

5. Sara Sabaghian, a lawyer and prominent women’s rights activist, was freed today from Evin Prison. Another detainee at Evin, Mojtaba Tehrani, who maintained the website for Etemade Melli newspaper, has called his family after a week in detention and asked them for their prayers. Reports have also surfaced that an Iran Telecom employee who has sent text messages to the BBC has been fired from his job.


Statements

6. Grand Ayatollah Yosuf Sanei today stated that, “confessions of detained protesters didn’t hold any merit, neither legally or rationally.” He added that, “detentions, killings, beatings, lies and tricks should not stop people from trying to retain their right to determine their future.” He called into question the legitimacy of the election again by stating that none of the candidates – except for the winner – had given up their claims against its impartiality. He also cautioned security forces against the use of force against civilians and called it an “unforgivable sin” and stated that no order by any authority could justify acts of violence against the populace. His statements come at a time when more Ayatollahs are siding with protesters and denouncing the government’s actions in the aftermath of the elections.

7. No reliable statements from Mousavi have surfaced today. His wife, Zahra Rahnavard, however, did state today that Mousavi will continue to fight for women’s rights. Reports have indicated that at least she is under house arrest and unconfirmed reports indicate that both of them are currently being overseen by security forces and their movement is severely restricted.

8. The Association of Iranian University Graduates has released a statement claiming that, “the government was out to suppress opposition by any means possible escalating from the rigged elections.” Dozens of Iranian university professors have a signed a letter expressing deep anger for the attacks made by security forces on Iranian universities and students.


Government / International

9. Reports indicate that Ahmadinejad’s trip to Mashhad has been canceled due to the government’s fear of possible violent reaction from the residents there. Reports have also surfaced that clerics in Mashhad are conducting closed-door meetings to evaluate the situation and many have given their blessings to protesters. Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city is considered a holy city because of the numerous shrines for martyrs, as well as for Prophet Mohammed’s family members. It boasts a large and active population of clerics.

10. All 27 EU member nations have summoned the Iranian ambassadors in their countries to question them about the current situation in Iran. They asked about the fate of the remaining British Embassy staff detained in Tehran, and demanded their immediate released. Pressure is being mounted on Iran as EU nations are searching for ‘other ways’ to resolve the situation. It is being reported that the EU is considering whether it should stop issuing visas to Iranian government officials.

11. The Dutch government today suggested that it might push for EU legislation banning the sale of all technology that could be used to filter or censor information to Iran. The Dutch Parliament told the government it should take the initiative to convince the European Union to ban such sales. It was reported that China lent expertise to the Iranian government to censor websites and track down net-dissidents. Today, it was also reported that the Sultan of Oman – one of very few countries who congratulated Ahmadinejad on his re-election – has canceled his trip to Iran.

12. Etemaade Melli’s Newspaper was once again censored by the government. According to reports, it was forced to publish a repeat of yesterday’s articles. The government has claimed that the videos of Neda’s death are all fake. Mr. Zarghami, head of the government’s official media organization, IRIB, has accused Twitter, Facebook and YouTube of grossly misrepresenting what is going on in Iran and said that they were being directed by foreign forces.


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The Green Brief #17 (July 03) - Why We Protest - IRAN

June 30 2009

The Green Brief #13 (June 29) I'm NiteOwl AKA Josh Shahryar - twitter.com/iran_translator on twitter - and I've been immersed in tweets from Iran for the past several hours. I have tried to be extremely careful in choosing my tweet sources. What I have compiled below is what I can confirm through my reliable twitter sources. Remember, this is all from tweets. No news media outlets have been used. (All my work is released under Creative Commons (CC). You can freely use it and re-post it wherever you'd like to. Just provide a link to the original source at the bottom.)

In Italian: http://giagro.wordpress.com/29062009...fine-giornata/

In Portuguese: http://tinyurl.com/mk8lta

In Hebrew (Summary) http://tinyurl.com/mqooe8

These are the important happenings that I can positively confirm from Monday, June 29 in Iran.

1. There was a human chain planned for today. The plan had been to form it between Tajrish Square and the Railway; however, the route was guarded heavily by Basijis, plainclothesmen and security forces. Nonetheless, people at gathered Mellat Park, Valiasr Field, Vanak and Valiasr Avenue and were trying to form a human chain. The police tried to disperse the crowd and stop the human chain from being formed. There were reports of clashes as well which cannot be fully confirmed. Reports of police smashing people’s windows for honking their horns and slashing their tires with knives.

2. Cell phone services were cut off around Valiasr as well as other parts of Tehran. The Basiji had Daneshjo Park under their control and helicopters were flying all over the place, especially over Valiasr. Today was one of the few times when the government cut off phone lines in order to disrupt communications between protesters and hinder their coordination of the event. During the event, several people were arrested as well. Most of Tehran was crawling with Basijis carrying sticks, some on motorcycles sporting camouflage vests. Protesters and some other people were wearing green wristbands in support of Moussavi.

3. Larijani, the speaker of the parliament today said that CNN had given money and cell phones to protesters to portray a wrong image of Iran. He added that the unrest was not an important event and it will be easily overcome and that it was just another experience for the Islamic Republic.

4. Two former Ministers of Interior have asked the Ministry of Interior to form an independent commission to investigate the problems related to the election. They have asked for the release of all the detained protesters as well and for the Iranian media to let protesters’ demands be heard. They have also requested an investigation into the deaths of protesters and other crimes committed during the protests and ask that people should be compensated for their losses.

5. Bijan Khajehpour a renowned Iranian political economist was detained at the airport in Tehran on Saturday upon arrival from the UK. Sources were unsure about his whereabouts but assumed he was in Evin prison. Dr. Mehdi Khazali, the son of Grand Ayatollah Khazali, who unlike his father is a critic of the government and Ahmadinejad, was also arrested. The Iranian media also announced the arrest of some people who were posing as Basijis. Yesterday’s arrest of Homa Roosta has now been confirmed to not be true.

6. Human rights groups claim that so far over 2,000 people are still in detention. Reports have surfaced that there is no more space left for women in Tehran’s official prisons. Human rights’ activists report on unsanitary and inappropriate conditions for imprisoned women protesters in Iran's overcrowded jails. At least 60 of imprisoned women are in the public wards and have only been given a blanket and are forced to sleep in corridors.

7. Today, Amnesty International expressed concern about the political leaders who have been arrested and claimed that they faced torture in detention. This is while a member of the National Security Council announced today that they were not going to release any of the political prisoners any time soon.

8. Members of the National Security Council met with Khatami today. A special commission has been ordered to be formed by the Judiciary to take up the cases of the people arrested in the recent unrests. Ahmadinejad has reportedly asked the Judiciary to investigate the murder of Neda Agha-Sultan. In a letter, Ahmadinejad asked the head of the Judiciary for answers in the death and called the killing ‘suspicious’.

9. State TV says Iran’s top legislative body has confirmed Ahmadinejad victory in the disputed June 12th Presidential election after a partial recount. The Guardian Council’s leader, Jannati said that the GC deemed the complaints and irregularities irrelevant and thereby can confirm the results. Clashes were reported in Tehran after people took to the streets protesting the Guardian Council's ruling. (This cannot be fully confirmed). People also started shouting ‘Death to Dictator’ on their roofs, after GC confirmed the victory of Ahmadinejad.

10. Since official results of Ahmadinejad’s win, only 11 countries congratulated Ahmadinejad on his 'victory'. These countries are Tajikistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, the People’s Republic of China, Oman, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela.

11. The office of the Islamic Association of Sistan and Baluchestan University was set on fire by anonymous people today. The office is a hotbed of reform student activity.

12. Mohseni, Iranian Minister of Information, said today that he had met with Mousavi and had told him that the path he had taken had no end. He added that he told Mousavi that his insistence on annulling the election would achieve nothing but create more problems for him and his followers.

13. Five out of nine British Embassy staffers arrested earlier in the wee were released today. The rest are currently being held at an undisclosed location and include senior staff members. The government issued a statement saying that the detained staffers had connections with the unrest in Iran. . The EU threatened a mass pullout of its ambassadors from Iran if the staffers were not released.

14. The spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Iran has stated that they don't want to close any embassies. He added that the arrest of the local staff of some embassies was not breaking international conventions. He added the remaining four staffers will be dealt with according to the law.

15. Keyhan, a newspaper close to Khamenei, slammed Mousavi today and called him a criminal. Also in a TV confession, another of Mousavi’s staffers was forced to say that the Iranian election protests were preplanned. Press TV announced today that reports of Iranian soccer players being punished for wearing green bands during their game with South Korea are false, after FIFA inquired about their reported lifetime ban which was placed by the Iranian Football Federation.

*Today, the source that had claimed of reports of persiankiwi’s arrest has tweeted that she talked to persiankiwi and pk is still free. Pk told the source that they simply don’t have access to resources for tweeting at this point. **Also a HEARTY thanks to Amandapanda for spending her precious time and energy on debriefing me to help compartmentalize the work.



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B. You could retweet this link and let more people know about what’s going in Iran. The mainstream media has completely and utterly failed to get the message across so please, be the voice for Iranians.

C. The government in Iran is still increasing internet filtering and throttling in an attempt to silence their people. Anonymous info shows that many in Iran are looking for proxy and Tor information in Tehran and all around the country. Please donate your bandwidth to help bring down the Iran Curtain. Here are links on how to help and get help on this:

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Helpers with expertise in the field of medicine, translation and such:

“Medici Cu Internet is a collaboration between piratbyran.org, HackersWithoutBorders and werebuild.eu trying to organize contacts with medical expertise online since there are problems in Iran with hospitals being monitored by the government. Join the IRC-channel at #mci-ir - WebIRC - AnonNet or send an email to us at embassy [at] piratbyran.org for more info. Medical experts, Farsi-translators and people who know the medical situation in iran are welcome to join and collaboratively set up an index with common injuries and their best treatments.”

People Outside Iran: This is as clear and concise as I can be. I have not included ANYTHING that I have sensed to be remotely fishy, but humans always err.

People Inside Iran: Don't believe a WORD of what I am telling you. Do what you think is best, keeping everything in mind. I know LITTLE of what you know so make your decisions based on your OWN judgment.
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