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Hundreds missing in Iran
AFP via The Australian ^ | June 29, 2009

Posted on 06/28/2009 10:42:11 AM PDT by Schnucki

MORE than 2000 people are still in detention and hundreds more are missing in Iran since a government crackdown on protests over a disputed presidential election, the FIDH human rights group says.

"According to the latest information we have, more than 2000 people have been arrested and are currently in detention,'' Karim Lahidji, vice president of the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), said.

"Hundreds of people are missing, according to independent information that has came to us from Tehran since yesterday,'' he said at a protest meeting in Paris held to denounce the crackdown in Iran.

Lahidji, who is also president of the Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights, said the information had come from several different sources inside Iran, including from families with members missing or detained.

The Iranian authorities have cracked down on unrest that swept the country after the June 12 election that returned hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power amid complaints it was rigged.

At least 17 people have been killed in clashes with security forces, according to state media. Foreign media are banned from the streets under new restrictions imposed in the wake of the election.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; bho44; bhoiran; iran; missing; obamasfault; studentmovement

1 posted on 06/28/2009 10:42:11 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

My heart breaks for the people being held...but it’s just a matter of time. Like Eastern Europe in spite of governments...people want to be free.

Their day will thanks to Barry Obama.

2 posted on 06/28/2009 10:54:30 AM PDT by kjo
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To: kjo

“Like Eastern Europe in spite of governments...”

The East Europeans did not have to resort to armed uprising — the Soviet Union just gave up, (temporarily). If Iranians want to be free, they will need more than just silent marches through Tehran streets. The mullahs couldn’t care less about these sort of demonstrations. They can squash them at any time.

3 posted on 06/28/2009 11:23:25 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Schnucki

Hey you p.o.s. American poser president,
Why don’t ya take your brats to get some more ice cream ya punk?
“hundreds more are missing in Iran”.
And you can’t bring yourself to support the protesters?

4 posted on 06/28/2009 11:53:51 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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