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The daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a rival of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was detained during an opposition rally in Tehran on Saturday, an Iranian news agency said.
Fars News Agency, citing a security official, said Faezeh Rafsanjani and some other relatives had attended the protest and were detained in order to "preserve their security from terror acts of rioters."
It said they were transferred to the nearest military base and were kept there until the end of the unrest, suggesting they had been released.
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
This video,thought to be from saturday shows the crowds of protesters chasing down,and forcing the police state scum murderers to retreat.
Massive amounts of people FORCING the scum to back down.
I bet the police cowards would have ran to the hills days ago if the people were armed with guns...
And they know,if any of them get grabbed by the protesters it will be over for them,after the recent shootings of many Iranians.
Its the numbers...the state are trying to stop a huge dam bursting now,an impossible job I truly hope.
Thats also worth a look,people trying to get up to date news out of Iran.
Without the net and camera phones,think how little we would have heard about this situation.
Especially considering all the MSM footage has been taken from the same sources,net/camera phones.
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Originally posted by Silcone SynapseWhat are the gun laws for the average Iranian?
Like the UK-or more like the USA?
Originally posted by dizzylizzy
We will never know what the true count in this election was. although I believe that two organisations in America polled a cross-section of Iranians way before the election and came up with the result we have now, i.e. a win by Ahmedinajad. Not much in print about that.
How would the World (ie the West) have reacted if there was suspicion that the election had been rigged with the opposite result, and Ahmedinajad's people had been out in the street protesting ?
This is not to say I approve of a theocracy, or any election that isn't transparent, but I think for the Western nations to go on as if everything in our garden's rosy, is a bit rich.
If the Shah hadn't been imposed on the people of Iran (by the West) in the first place, then the Theocrats would probably have had far less power than they do now
It was the UK and USA's joint effort in deposing the democratically elected President Mossadegh on 1953. The average Brits or American know nothing about this because its not in out History books. Mossadegh was deposed and substituted for the Shah after he acted out his election promise to nationalise the British owned Iranian oilfields. So everytime Britain and America mouth of about the political position in Iran its probably worth another 10,000 votes for the regime.
What followed our 'interference was the 1979 revolution with the monarchy being replaced by an Islamic republic.
The Iranian leadership is falling into the same trap that their arch-enemy the Shah of Iran fell into in the 1970s.
They are not listening to the people.
After a meeting with Shah Reza Pahlavi, the US ambassador William Sullivan complained: "The king will not listen."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama should take a firm stand to support the street protests that have engulfed Iran since its disputed June 12 presidential election result, U.S. Republican senators said on Sunday.
"He's been timid and passive more than I would like," said Senator Lindsey Graham on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" television news program.
Let the Iranians decide for themselves and only later if they want an open relationship with the west and the US then by all means we should at that point support them. But if we do anything too soon we will be accused of trying to set up another puppet Government.