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BBC: (Rafsanjani ) Call for Iran protesters' release
BBC ^ | Friday, 17 July 2009 22:28 UK 21:28 GMT, | BBC Staff

Posted on 07/17/2009 2:54:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Video at the BBC Website:

Amateur video appearing to show protests after Friday's prayers

Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani has called for the release of people jailed after protesting at the result of the recent election.

In his first Friday sermon since the vote, he also said large numbers of Iranians still doubted its result.

Outside, police fired tear gas at thousands of opposition supporters who were chanting slogans in support of defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Chanting also broke out among some of the tens of thousands of people inside.

Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in streets near the university - the first public opposition demonstration for more than a week.

Many were wearing green bands on their heads or wrists to indicate support for Mr Mousavi, and some could be heard chanting "death to the dictator" and "Allahu Akbar" [God is great].

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iranviolence2009; rafsanjani

1 posted on 07/17/2009 2:54:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: csense; NormsRevenge; jveritas; SandRat; Straight Vermonter; GeronL; Fred Nerks; Starman417; ...

fyi


2 posted on 07/17/2009 2:54:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All
I posted this earlier:

Tehran's streets erupt after a key cleric speaks- Rafsanjani's harsh rebuke of Ahmadinejad ...

3 posted on 07/17/2009 2:58:10 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Jeff Head
Thanks! It's really getting interesting, both here and on Twitter!!!

I miss their first "President" after the Shah fell, Alah Ackbar... Goat'sBody!!!

4 posted on 07/17/2009 2:58:35 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Galloping suffocating American Socialism stinks like BO!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

I just saw a video clip from Iran on the Special News hour on Fox,,,some are saying this was the biggest crowd yet....going to check their website and will post what I find.


5 posted on 07/17/2009 3:20:51 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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Youtube:

Iran Tehran rafsanjani 17 July Protests Part 1

Iran Tehran rafsanjani 17 July Protests Part 2

Iran Protest Tehran 17 July rafsanjani Part 3 tear gas

6 posted on 07/17/2009 4:01:53 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...
Reports to us from Iran have put the high end of the crowds at around three million, which seems high unless we take into consideration that riots erupted all over the capital of Tehran and also in other major cities. Tabriz clashes ended up with dead demonstrators (numbers range from two to twenty two). Unrest in other cities too.

CNN estimated the crowds in Tehran to be in the “tens of thousands” but then commented that with the crowds seen in the videos they received it could well have been “hundreds of thousands”

More when AntiMullah completes an article on this.

7 posted on 07/17/2009 5:08:34 PM PDT by FARS (Be happy, be well)
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To: FARS; nuconvert
Sadly, we just learned of the fate of a relative of a friend -- the last statement was something on the order of "I am going out and might not live to return home." Prophetic -- was captured, tortured and murdered by the regime.

It's not very Christian, but I am tempted to echo: "Marg bar diktator." And I reminded of this music video.

8 posted on 07/17/2009 5:28:56 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by illegitimate government)
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To: FARS
Reports to us from Iran have put the high end of the crowds at around three million

Now is that an aggregate number over the past month? Or is this a new set of demonstrations? 3 million?

9 posted on 07/17/2009 5:45:52 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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One more video:

Iran protest rafsanjani slogan 17 july 2009 Tehran Part 4

10 posted on 07/17/2009 5:49:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Migraine

One single day on July 17th


11 posted on 07/17/2009 5:53:27 PM PDT by FARS (Be happy, be well)
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To: sionnsar

I’m so sorry. I know of a few people who have been hit with batons, but fortunately weren’t arrested.


12 posted on 07/17/2009 5:53:28 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: FARS; devolve
Tens of thousands chanting "Freedom, freedom" on Drudge.

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13 posted on 07/17/2009 6:15:45 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

Oh my...it’s all Bush’s fault!


14 posted on 07/17/2009 6:18:11 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; devolve
Lol, wonder how long they can last saying that? Endlessly I guess!
15 posted on 07/17/2009 6:24:51 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: sionnsar; All

My condolences to you and the family of your friend. And thank you for this version of the song, which was posted somewhere on AntiMullah preciously without the subtitles. Relegated thus to the Multilingual Section and not usable on the Front Page. Yours is.

Alan has put it up on the Main Page as the lead video on the Iran article he is preparing as he says it is a window into the soul and background of what is going on today in Mullah land.

Please share whatever news you get from inside Iran as AntiMullah cannot be everywhere all the time and lots of stuff goes on that is missed but available on a personal level.

And anything bilingual.

BTW a Farsi article was posted that indicates Ahmadi-Nejad the Turd will be sacrificed by the Khamenei clan and be blamed for the unrest then killed/murdered or killed/executed as the scapegoat.

Everything in Islam ends in death - one way or another! So your inner thought is completely appropriate


16 posted on 07/17/2009 6:27:28 PM PDT by FARS (Be happy, be well)
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To: FARS; LibreOuMort
Everything in Islam ends in death - one way or another! So your inner thought is completely appropriate

My prayer is that this young one's death is (as it is at least for those of us saved by His mercy) the entry to eternal life.

And no, I do not know about this one's faith -- whether Islam, Christian or some other. But what I hear says this was not extremist Islamism, this was somebody who followed precepts that completely accord with Christianity.

We will pray for this one's soul, and for deliverance for Iran.

17 posted on 07/17/2009 6:43:12 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by illegitimate government)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Meanwhile they keep pumping the UF6 gas through the centrifuges to make enough U235 to create a few low yield atomic bombs.


18 posted on 07/17/2009 7:02:34 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping!


19 posted on 07/17/2009 8:23:34 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: potlatch

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Good posts potlatch!


20 posted on 07/17/2009 10:05:26 PM PDT by devolve (- - Take your stinking pawns off me you damned skinny Commie! - -)
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping FARS!


21 posted on 07/17/2009 11:13:13 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
....for the survivors still alive.

22 posted on 07/18/2009 8:30:26 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0Bambi to the poor (foolish) voter: Welcome to Zer0's Peasant Care ® You Sucker... Now Die! :)
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