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Xinjiang protests.

The Free Tibet web site has to its credit highlighted the current actions of the Chinese state in Xinjiang. What we are seeing in TV news media reports in typical Chinese state repression and brutality.

FREE TIBET: “On Sunday 5 July, demonstrations in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, were violently put down by Chinese police and armed forces, according to international media. Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency, reports that more than 140 civilians were killed and 816 injured after the most serious civil unrest since the Spring 2008 protests in Tibet.
The situation in Urumqi ostensibly escalated after Uighur protestors, who were calling for investigations on an altercation between Uighur and Chinese workers in a local factory, had refused to end their protests. More than 8 million Uighur live in Xinjiang, which was incorporated into the People’s Republic of China in 1955.
Like in Spring 2008 in Tibet, Beijing’s censorship has proven effective – websites including Twitter and mobile telephone networks have been closed down. Information is difficult to source and accounts of the incident are almost entirely limited to Chinese state media sources. With unconfirmed accounts of the use of lethal force against civilians the international community must call for access for independent observers and the media.”

06/07/09: | Free Tibet.

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EU tells Iran not to put British embassy employees on trial over post-election protests | World news | guardian.co.uk

The news from the insane regime that rules Iran doesn’t get any better; its leaders live in a state of denial; they fail to realize and accept that the massive  revolt following the farcical general election is home grown. Many millions of Iranians have enough of rule by clerics.  So in a state of paranoia the leaders of Iran look for non existent foreign causes and so it is that a handful of british embassy employees have been tortured and forced to confess stories suitable for the Theocracy.  The European Union if it means anything at all should now act in solidarity and withdraw their diplomats from Tehran immediately:

Mark Tran in THE GUARDIAN: “The EU decided today to summon all Iranian ambassadors in capitals across Europe in a co-ordinated protest action after one of the country’s most senior clerics said some of the local British embassy workers accused of inciting protests following last month’s disputed presidential election would be put on trial.

The head of Iran’s guardian council, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, said the detained staff members had “made confessions” in connection with the unrest.

The surprise move by the council, Iran’s top legislative body, will cause relations between London and Tehran to deteriorate further after tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions last week…”more

via EU tells Iran not to put British embassy employees on trial over post-election protests | World news | guardian.co.uk .

Iran: Andy and Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora stand by me

June 28, 2009 Leave a comment

A terrific act of solidarity in Farsi by Bon Jovi to the Iranian people struggling against the Theocracy and state terror:

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Obama praise for Iran’s Mousavi

June 27, 2009 Leave a comment
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US President Barak Obama has now praised the courage of Mir Hossein Mousavi in opposing the electoral fraud in Iran.  Given the insanity in Iranian government circles one can’t be sure what is going to happen next. There is now horrific repression, people are being tortured , beaten and murdered by state security thugs.  Iran is ruled by what looks like a nasty fascist clique which cares little for the fate of the people.  State paranoia has reached new levels of insanity:

BBC NEWS: “US President Barack Obama has praised the opposition candidate in Iran’s disputed presidential election.

Mr Obama said Mir Hossein Mousavi had captured the imagination of groups in Iran that were interested in opening up to the world.

He spoke of the bravery of protesters in the face of “outrageous” violence.

Mr Obama’s comments came hours after foreign ministers from the G8 nations issued a statement “deploring” the post-election violence in Iran…”more

via BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Obama praise for Iran’s Mousavi.

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The War of the Ayatollahs – Tehran Bureau

June 26, 2009 Leave a comment

ayatollahsimage By HANA H. in Tehran | 25 June 2009

A very interesting update and perspective on the struggle between opposing ayatollahs over the current  ongoing protests:

[TEHRAN BUREAU] “The fact that there is a war going on between “two senior revolutionary clerics” is not a big secret. The cat was out of the bag when right after one of the election debates one of the two bunched up his robes and headed to Qom to lobby the ayatollahs there.While no one really knows what happened in Qom, there has been speculation that cleric #2 has tried to unseat cleric #1 and for this, he desperately needs the support of the god squad.Rumor has it that #2 has approached one of the top sources of emulation in the Shia world to allegedly garner support for his cause, which does not seem all that clear as he has not officially taken a stance on it.One privilege of being in the same profession is that one usually knows all there is to know about others moving in the same circles and when at war, this information can be used as leverage as this is what appeared to have happened last Friday.Cleric #1 addressed the nation, issued threats and offered incentives. Mysteriously hinted at the things he knew and would tell all if things did not quiet down. Dangled the good old carrot and brought down the stick. His words however appear to have fallen on deaf ears.This Friday cleric #2, who has so far kept silent in appearance and not flinched even after his family members were arrested to perhaps get a reaction out of him, was the person who was supposed to take the pulpit…”more

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Iranian cleric: ‘Rioters’ should be executed – Iran- msnbc.com

June 26, 2009 Leave a comment
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The news from Iran gets grimmer, as a cleric has called for the execution of protesters, the theocracy reaches new levels of barbarity. This evil regime must come to an end, the democratic countries cannot have diplomatic relations with such a tyrannical regime!

MSNBC NEWS TEHRAN – “Editor’s note: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay in their offices. This report is based on the accounts of witnesses reached in Iran and official statements carried on Iranian media.

A hardline Iranian cleric on Friday called for the execution of “rioters,” in a sign of the authorities’ determination to stamp out opposition to the June 12 presidential election result.

Iran’s top legislative body, the Guardian Council, said it had found no major violations in the election, which it called the “healthiest” vote since the 1979 Islamic Revolution…”

Ayatollah Ahmed Khatami, a senior cleric, said in a Friday prayer sermon that the government should punish “leaders of protests, who were supported by the United States and Israel, strongly and with cruelty so it will be a lesson for everyone….”
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via Iranian cleric: ‘Rioters’ should be executed – Iran- msnbc.com.

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MPs ‘snub’ Ahmadinejad poll party

June 26, 2009 Leave a comment

It appears that Ahmadinejad, the brutal ruler of Iran, we can call him that due to the fixed election results, must have been disappointed that not all Iranian MPs attended his party.

The regime has nothing in common with islam, it is a regime of gangsters and it is rotting in corruption.

BBC NEWS: “More than 180 Iranian MPs appear to have snubbed an invitation to celebrate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s election win, local press reports say.
All 290 MPs were invited to the victory party on Wednesday night, but only 105 turned up, the reports say.
A BBC correspondent says the move is a sign of the deep split at the top of Iran after disputed presidential polls…”more

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | MPs ‘snub’ Ahmadinejad poll party.

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