Archive | February, 2011

Live-blog: Iran – February 28, 2011 – 10 Esfand – Regime raises stakes on day of expected opposition protests

This is a live-blog of events in Iran on March 1, 2011 (10 Esfand in Iran). The majority of the reports in this blog are sourced via social media. With regards to the videos and images in this live-blog, we are not affiliated with the people or groups that produced them and the posting of [...]

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Live-blog: Iran – February 27, 2011 – The pressure builds

3:00AM GMT – February 28 We just came across this video that we had not seen, from the protests in Tehran on February 14 / 25 Bahman. It is being filmed by someone on a bus that captures the heavy security presence in the street. Nearing the end of the video, you can see regime [...]

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Live-blog: Iran – GREEN OPPOSITION LEADERS ARRESTED!

6:15AM GMT – March 1 A Look Back… In order to give those who might be new to what is happening in Iran some context that helps to put things in perspective, we thought it timely to post this historic video that shows Mir Hossein Mousavi, standing on top of a car and addressing a [...]

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Live-blog: Iran – February 26 – Regime hypocrisy continues as opposition protests loom

10:00AM GMT – February 27 We have started a running live-blog tracking the arrests Iran’s Green opposition leaders here. 7:50AM GMT Till now, the regime has not dared arrest the main opposition figures and leaders of the Green Movement. With confirmation by the very reliable Reza Sayah that Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, and their [...]

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Iran: “A marathon not a sprint”

Over the past several days in Iran, the regime has consolidated steps it has been taking for months now towards putting Iranian opposition figures, Mir Hossein Mousavi, his wife Zahra Rahnavard, and Mehdi Karroubi, under a type of permanent house arrest–a method that it has used in the past to silence individuals that it can’t [...]

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Video: Heavy security presence in Tehran on February 24

The following video has surfaced, purportedly from today, showing a heavy security presence in Tehran. We do not know the reason for this level of security, normally seen on days of planned or expected opposition street protests, but speculate that the regime is trying to maintain a heightened presence as a warning to people: “We [...]

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(Audio) Interview: Majid Mokhtari Brother of Iranian Martyr Mohammad Mokhtari, “He wanted freedom!”

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Live-blog: Iran – February 22, 2011 – Regime continues its lies, distractions and intimidations

This is a live-blog of events in Iran on February 21, 2011. The majority of the reports in this blog are sourced via social media. With regards to the videos and images in this live-blog, we are not affiliated with the people or groups that produced them and the posting of the content by us [...]

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Persian Umpire: My Funny Valentine

Persian Umpire | February 20, 2011 NOTE: The following account is an absolute must read, from the venerable Persian Umpire. We have posted it here in its entirety. We ask that once you have read it, you share the original link (http://www.persianumpire.com/2011/02/20/my-funny-valentine/) far and wide. Although they do occupy a portion of your imagination in [...]

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Live-blog: Iran – February 21, 2011

This is a live-blog report of events in Iran on February 21, 2011. The majority of the reports in this blog are sourced via social media. With regards to the videos and images in this live-blog, we are not affiliated with the people or groups that produced them and the posting of the content by [...]

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Live-blog: Iran – 1 Esfand – February 20, 2011

This is a live-blog report of events in Iran on February 20, 2011 (1 Esfand). The majority of the reports in this blog are sourced via social media. With regards to the videos and images in this live-blog, we are not affiliated with the people or groups that produced them. In order to follow this [...]

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Live-blog: Iran – February 18 – Regime’s Day of Hate

This is a live-blog report on events in Iran, and about Iran. The majority of the information is sourced via social media channels. The videos or links to other sites posted are not produced by Iran News Now, and their posting here does not equate to an endorsement of their content or message. Every update [...]

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Live-blog: Iran – February 17 – Calls for another protest on Sunday

This is a live-blog report on events in Iran, and about Iran. The majority of the information is sourced via social media channels. The videos or links to other sites posted are not produced by Iran News Now, and their posting here does not equate to an endorsement of their content or message. Every update [...]

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Live-blog: Iran – Fallout from 25 Bahman protests continues

2:33AM GMT We have been away from updates for several hours so we will attempt to catch up with this entry. More Videos from 25 Bahman Clashes took place at the Tehran University of Fine Arts at a ceremony held by students there for slain 25 Bahman (February 14) protester, Saneh Jaleh. The clashes were [...]

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Live-blog: Iran – After 25 Bahman – What comes next?

7:45AM GMT We had intended for our last update for the day to be the previous one, but felt that this interview of a protester, Sara, by Anderson Cooper is a must-see. She typifies the ordinary Iranians that have decided that they have to stand up for their rights. The interview is significant not only [...]

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Posters for 25 Bahman Iran Rallies for Movements for Freedom

As we come across them we will add posters and artwork for the 25 Bahman – 14 February rallies in Iran here:

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