Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Iran Elections: Tweets, Iran in turmoil - Khamenei to speak Friday

See also www.southasiaanalysis.org

Despite the brutal suppression of the procession in Tehran by the Basij militia and the Revolutionary Guards on June 20,2009, causing the death of at least 20 protesters, groups of protesters assembled in different parts of Tehran on the afternoon of June 22,2009, to mourn the martyrdom of Neda, a woman, who was allegedly killed by the Basij on June 20. Her death has added to the anger of the anti-Government protesters, but they are no longer able to collect as many people as they were able to on June 20. This is because of the heavy deployment of the Basij and the Revolutionary Guards all over Tehran. However, the anti-Government anger shows no signs of subsiding, even if the demonstrations are no longer as huge as before. The Iranian TV has reportedly announced that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, will be addressing another religious congregation at Tehran the coming Friday (June 26).

2. Some of the latest Tweets coming out of Iran on June 22,2009 are given below:

In memory of Neda - the fallen ANGEL of Freedom.

Mousavi - Neda is not an angel - the angels aspire to Neda.Peace be upon Neda .

Road blocks controlling movement of people from North to South Tehran to stop ppl joining Sea of Green.

Tehran Majlis - Parliment - under heavy guard and road blocks with armed militia.

Today we have hidden cameras in good locations ready to give u film.

All roads and aleyways around Interior Ministry closed with concrete blocs and guards.

Situation in Tehran very tense today - many roadblocks.

Etemad Melli newspaper (pro Karroubi) offices attacked by militia.

UNCONFIRMED - several of the pro-democracy leaders in prison have started HUNGER STRIKE .

TODAY 4pm - Haft Tir Sq - Meydan 7 Tir - Tehran - candle vigil - sitting on floor - in memory of our martyrs.

Khamenei will again present Friday prayer this week - confirmed Iran tv.

Karroubi will publish an announcement later today.

Shirin Ebadi - Nobel Peace Laureate and HR lawyer - 'I will pursue those who kill the protestors'.

3. As already reported ( http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/papers33/paper3267.html ),the following were received on
June 21 night (Indian Standard Time)

If u want to help but are frightened of the streets - give blood - that is big help.

If you catch militia - do not use violence do not kill him - treat him as your brother.

People of Iran - THIS IS THE DAWN - This is the new begining - have hope and prepare.

Gov will respond with electric power cuts - prepare and have gas cylinders at home or gasoline for light/cooking.

Expect food shortage - transport stoppage - money shortage in bank.

Soon Mousavi will announce full national strikes, probably starting with Petrochemical - prepare for this,

If u have CB radio only use when moving - never in fixed location - always off when at base.

If you see helicopter - burn tyres - as much as possible in many location.

Do everything possible to confuse Gov forces - give false info - block telephone lines.

Monday - all day all car lights to stay on to show unity and support for Sea of Green.

If possible buy CB radio for communication between groups - we have these.

Ppl store medication in your homes - our soldiers will need medicine.

If there is tear gas - burn cars - smoke protects you from tear gas.

Tomorrow at 4pm telephone Republican Guard Baseej with false reports all over city.

Tomorrow at 4pm everybody in all parts of country telephone and report street protests where there is none.

Report anti Gov activits who do not exist to Republican Guard or Baseej - send them looking for 'black beans'.

Start to confuse militia - telephone Republican Guard and tell them there is march in your street when there is none.

Ppl stop working - go to work if you must - but do nothing - bring all Gov offices to halt.

Ppl - stop to pay all electricity, gas, water, telephone bills from today - this will starve the Gov.

Ppl if you have money in bank - withdraw ALL your account - Gov is using your money to kill your ppl .

Advice to our people - you can help to destabilize the Gov - we will tell you how.

The Gov is colapsing and the system of control is fast breaking down.

Advice - do not believe anything on twitter which suggests that Sea of Green or Mousavi is surrendered - this is total lies.

Mousavi is planning to announce national strikes - these will show the world and the Gov of Iran the strength of Sea of Green .

Mousavi - We are(Independently) working on a gerneral Strike Plan. Please help us with your ideas if you have expertise.

Faeze Hashemi Rafsanjani and family members being held prisoner in military compound .

Faeze Hashemi Rafsanjani arrested yesterday - confirmed.

Ppl prepare - soon Iran will be cripple with strikes - already petrol shortages being reported.

Mousavi - I did not go to meeting of Guardian Council Sat because their final decision was made on Friday b4 I go.

Many ppls was killed in Iran Saturday - hospital sources say 'tens of ppls killed' .

If Mousavi is arrested or killed he has willed that the nation will strike indefinitely.

Kourosh Zaim - member of national people's party arrested.

There are rumours that Gov is losing control of army .

The bomb in the Tomb of Imam Khomeini is the work of the dictator - they want to blame us but we have no bomb.

All foreign satellite tv news has been stopped in Iran - they think a blinded man cannot see in the darkness.

Iran tv has said almost nothing about Sea of Green exept that some 'thugs' attacked police.

MOUSAVI - continue to chant Allah Akbar from your balconies every night.

Shahab Talebani - arrested - Mohammad Ghoochani newspaper editor - arrested .

Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail now completely out of service in Iran . (22-6-09)

The writer is Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi, and, presently, Director, Institute For Topical Studies, Chennai
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