Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Iranian Executions

According to this report in the New York Times, Iran plans to execute six people who participated in this summer's street protests. The executions come just before the Feast of Fire celebration, which the opposition planned to use as a protest event. 

In a further effort to deter the opposition, Iranian authorities have continued hold pro-government demonstrations:

On Sunday, in another gesture that appeared intended to intimidate the opposition, a crowd of about 50 people who support the government chanted and threw red and green paint at the Tehran apartment building of an opposition leader, Mehdi Karroubi, according to an interview with Mr. Karroubi’s wife posted on Sahamnews, Mr. Karroubi’s Web site.
It was the second pro-government demonstration at the home of Mr. Karroubi, an outspoken government critic and one of the candidates in the disputed June election.


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