June 15, 2009

Brief news recap from the weekend

Massive Ahmadinejad victory rallies: Ahmadinejad supporters rally in the nation’s capital http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8099501.stm
Khamenei Approves Election 88 Results a Second Time without Reservation http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=98115&sectionid=351020101
Supreme Leader orders election probe: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090615/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran_election
Mousavi Formally Calls for Guardian Council to Nullify Elections, Calls for General Strike Tuesday http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/14/iran-election-mousavi-appeal
Arrests: Mohammad Reza Khatami, the brother of Mohammad Khatami; the leader of IIPF Mohsen Mirdamadi; former Deputy Interior Minister Mostafa Tajzadeh; and religious activist Taghi Rahmani are among those who were arrested at their homes. In addition, 100s of journalists – especially from Etemad Melli, Karroubi’s paper
Communications Shutdowns: SMS text-messaging system remains down in Iran since election day, while Facebook and YouTube are also blocked. Internet bandwidth has slowed to a crawl.
All info on arrests, shutdowns from: http://www.payvand.com/news/09/jun/1139.html

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