Democratic Republic of Iran جمهوری دموکراتیک ایران

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Clashes with regime forces in Iran on June 12, 2010

Clashes with security forces on Vali asr Avenue on June 12(89 Khordad 22)


Filed under: 22 خرداد, Basij, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, revolution, ایران iran, , ,

مشروح کامل کنفرانس خبری با حضور مهدی کروبی و میرحسین موسوی(فیلم+عکس) /Mousavi and Karroubi online video press conference on the eve of 22 Khordad 1389


Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi hold an online news conference and respond to questions by reporters on the eve of the 22nd of Khordad (June 12th). This news conference was hosted by Kaleme and included journalists from Advar News, Emrooz, Jaras, Kaleme, Saham News, TahavasolSabz, Iran Green Voice and Norooz. In this news conference, Mr Mousavi and Karroubi jointly responded to questions ranging from looking back at what occurred after the elections last year, to recent events and plans for the future of the Green movement.

English translation will be posted when available.

Filed under: 22 خرداد, Ahmedinejad, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Karroubi, revolution, میرحسین موسوی خامنه Mousavi, ایران iran, , , , , ,

CAUTION GRAPHIC VIDEO, New video Footage of the Death of Neda Agha-Soltan

ویدیو کلیپی تازه منتشر شده از صحنه شهادت ندا آقا سلطان

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بیانیه مهم مهدی کروبی و میرحسین موسوی در آستانه ۲۲ خرداد /Mousavi and Karroubi call off June 12 protest due to safety concerns


Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi issued a joint statement on the eve of one year anniversary of the rigged presidential election (June 12th)

In the name of God, the Compassionate and the Merciful

The informed and vigilant people of Iran

The informed and conscientious presence and participation of you at polling stations of the tenth presidential election last year, and taking advantage of the right to vote extensively by each one of you was a great move and an everlasting epic that would have returned the country’s future path from the dreadful downhill, in which it was captive and today has become more obvious, to a bright future and the climax of prosperity that the great nation of Iran deserves, but unfortunately tainted hands falsified your pure votes and the results were announced in such a way that shocked everyone and initiated the unified protests of you informed people in order to get back your lost right, however great sadness that your peaceful presence and rallies, instead of being heard and paid attention to, was suppressed and you forever glorious nation paid dearly over the past year to get back your stolen right. Your great and unforgettable rally on Khordaad 25 (June 15) of last year is the evidence of the truth that even passage of time cannot reduce its value. The justified expectations of you dear people prompted us that to request to have a rally for the anniversary of the unforgettable day of Khordaad 22 (June 12, the anniversary of tenth presidential election) in the national epic of election in order to safeguard that stolen epic and to follow-up on the justified demands of a prosperous nation that despite all suppressions did not wash hands from peaceful ways and hopefully seeks a bright future for its county and the country of its children. So we also based on the Article 27 of Islamic Republic’s constitution that clearly states the unconditional right of the people to hold [peaceful] protests and demonstrations and in order to prevent tension, not giving any excuses to the repressors and providing safety and security of the people, handed in the letter of request for permit to hold demonstration on the anniversary of epic 22 Khordaad (12 June) from Imam Hossein Square to Azadi Square to the office of the Governor of Tehran and the Interior Ministry in a timely manner but unfortunately with endless made up excuses this request has been stayed unanswered.

Therefore a number of reformist parties and groups in order to eliminate the made up excuses handed in a similar request to the Interior Ministry which the trend of that process and the final answer of the Interior Ministry to this request has been stated in the latest letter of the representatives of reformist parties, and they have announced that they have no hope to obtain any permit from this administration.

Now that there is only 48 hours left to the time planned for the demonstration, by considering the report of the representatives of reformist parties [who were following up on the request for permit] and also for the safety of the people we are announcing that the planned demonstration will not be held. It is obvious that with the dark history of the past year in repressing the protestors who their only crime was to demand their vote in a peaceful manner and also the reports received indicating that once again hardliners and repressors are being organized to attack the defenceless and innocent people, we ask the people and the protesters to demand and follow up on their rightful demands and requests through less costly and more effective methods.

It is self-deceptive and naive to believe that in your artillery with all the threats, insults and lies you were able to repress and subjugate people’s protest movement. Despite the deafening claims of the so-called national TV and Radio stations and the pro-government press giving the impression that the protesting forces of the Iranian people’s movement has diminished, the very same individuals involved in these claims as well as the policy makers more than anyone realize this fact that the movement is alive and the true honour of it belongs to those who despite all the threats and dangers, the insecurities and also knowing the potential life threatening and financial consequences still have not given up on their rightful protest and even their simple announcement of demonstration makes the repressors shiver from fear and follows the wide scale and comprehensive security and police mobilization.

This is the tradition of an illegitimate government that does not give permit to hold demonstrations to anyone but to their own supporters but given all these the path that you the great nation of Iran have chosen cannot be blocked; and you will brighten your role in this path with creativity and we also in all aspects until the emergence of the bright morning of tomorrow will be with you and will accompany you.

Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi

June 10, 2010

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Filed under: 22 خرداد, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Karroubi, revolution, میرحسین موسوی خامنه Mousavi, ایران iran, , , , ,

گزارش قدیانی-شکوری راد:اراده سیاسی موجود در وزارت کشور بر امتناع از صدور مجوز است /Interior Ministry is refusing to issue permit


Abolfazl Ghadyani and Ali Shakourirad (representatives of reformist parties) to follow up on the request for permits  to hold peaceful demonstrations on the anniversary of the rigged presidential election on June 12th, in a letter addressed to the reformist parties they represent, and copied to Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, gave a report of their meetings with the deputy of Ministry of Interior in politics (the body under Ahmadinejad’s administration that is responsible for issuing permits for demonstrations) and the chairman of Article 10 Commission (the commission overseeing the affairs of political parties, also under Ahmadinejad’s administration) and stated : “Based on the discussions held it has become clear to us that the firm and final decision of Interior Ministry is to not issue a, permit [for demonstration] and they are trying to make up “legal” obstacles for their decision.”

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Message to Regimes security forces on wall in Tehran – Iran June 9, 2010

Green graffiti written in the streets of Tehran:

“Put your gun down Brother (Referring to the Regimes security forces), We aren’t that far from Freedom”.

Filed under: 22 خرداد, Basij, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, IRGC, revolution, Revolutionary Guards, ایران iran, ,

راه پیمائی سبز سکوت در تقاضای رسمي 10 حزب و گروه اصلاح طلب / Ten reformist parties asked for permit to hold silent demonstration on June 12


In a letter to the Ministry of Interior, 10 reformist parties announced that there will be silent demonstrations along the entire routes previously assigned for the 22nd of Khordad march. They also stated that the demonstrators will carry Green banners and symbols.

The complete content of the letter is as follows:

In the name of God,

Khordad 18th, 1389 (June 7th, 2010)

To the honorable Ministry of Interior,


In reference to our previous letter requesting a permit for demonstrations on the anniversary of the 10th presidential elections and in accordance with our recent conversation with Mr. Soleymani the head of the Office of Political Parties at the Ministry of Interior, we hereby respond to a number of questions posed of the undersigned parties as follows:

1) As previously announced, the date and routes for the demonstration will be as follows: The demonstration will take place on Saturday Khordad 22nd (June 12th) from 4pm – 8pm. The march will begin at Imam Hossein Square and will continue towards Azadi Square.

2) This will be a silent demonstration along the entire aforementioned routes.

3) There will be no speakers or resolutions/statements at the demonstrations

4) All security requirements for the demonstrations will be under the responsibility of the organizing parties and it goes without saying that the undersigned will be responsible for keeping peace and order.

5) This will be a completely peaceful demonstration, with no weapons of any kind and in compliance with national security standards.

6) The security personnel present will be responsible for preventing any type of disturbance by opportunistic individuals who seek to break the law and adversely effect the demonstrations. The undersigned organizers will cooperate fully with the security forces to ensure that such incidents are prevented.

7) The demonstrators will be carrying “GREEN” symbols and banners.

8) The demonstrators will be carrying banners requesting a return to the principles of the Constitution and the right to free and fair elections.

9) If any of the above mentioned provisions require modifications or removal, the representatives introduced in this letter have the authority to make the necessary changes in cooperation with the Ministry of Intelligence.

In closing we request that the permit be issued as soon as possible so that we may begin preparations for the demonstrations. We would like to reiterate that attempts by individuals to carry any type of weapon will violate the security of the demonstrations and as such will be dealt with by the security forces under the provisions of the law.

We hereby assign Mr Abolfazl Ghadyani and Mr. Ali Shokourirad as representatives responsible for the organization and security requirements for the aforementioned demonstration.

Signed by 10 of the Reformist Political Parties.

with special thanks to Negar Irani

Filed under: 22 خرداد, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, revolution, ایران iran, , , ,

Our perserverance is our sword, Our unity is our shield, AZADI… is our destiny!

Brave Women Of Iran

A special note we would like to share with the brave and beautiful women of Iran; You have shown extraordinary courage, passion, pride, humility and humanity in the face of great injustice. The world has taken notice and we are all humbled by your strength and determination. If you are the future, then we all are comforted by how bright it will shine.

The One Who Wishes To Move A Mountain, Must Start By Removing Stones

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