Skip to comments.Report: At Least 15 Killed in Tehran Clashes
Posted on 12/28/2009 4:46:04 AM PST by nuconvert
At least 15 people were killed during massive anti-government protests in Tehran when opposition supporters clashed with security forces in the streets, Iranian state television reported Monday.
The report said 10 people killed during Sunday's fierce clashes in the Iranian capital were members of "anti-revolutionary terrorist" groups, apparently referring to opposition supporters.
The other five who died were killed by "terrorist groups" in a "suspicious act," the report said, without elaborating.
Iranian security forces stormed a series of opposition offices on Monday, rounding up at least seven prominent anti-government activists in a new crackdown against the country's reformist movement, opposition Web sites and activists reported.
Opposition Web sites reported at least seven arrests Monday. The Parlemannews site said three top aides to opposition leader Mir Moussavi were arrested, including his top adviser, Ali Riza Beheshti.
Security forces also stormed a foundation run by reformist former President Mohammad Khatami and arrested two people, a foundation official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of fears of police reprisal. The Baran Foundation works to promote dialogue between civilizations.
In another move, former Foreign Minister Ebrahim Yazdi and human rights activist Emad Baghi were arrested, according to the Rah-e-Sabz Web site. Yazdi, who served as foreign minister after the 1979 Islamic revolution, is now leader of the banned but tolerated Freedom Movement of Iran
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This also does not include the people killed in other cities. I read an early report yesterday that at least 5 people were killed in Tabriz.
Still looking for numbers from other cities
Run, obie, run.
I’m wondering what the national reaction will be when U.S. military/national guard mows down 15 Americans protesting against the government.
Of course, they’ll be characterized as card-carrying members of an extreme right wing militia, not freedom fighters.