Iran Cracks Down on Protesters of 2009 Rigged Elections

It has been a long year for the opposition groups in Iran. Beatings, shootings, kidnapping and death The Green movement seen it all. Today the Iranian government cracked down on opponents on Saturday on the Anniversary of the rigged elections which continued the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regime. While the opposition leaders canceled  their protests. From Agencie France Presse (AFP):

Demonstrators stayed away after opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi cancelled plans for new rallies against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad because of safety concerns.

But the authorities still deployed thousands of security personnel in Tehran to quell any dissent, with police and the feared Islamic Basij militia out in force, especially around Tehran University and Sharif University.

Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi promise to continue to fight for reform and government change:

The opposition leaders have vowed to continue their struggle.

Late on Friday, Mousavi said Iran’s rulers had distanced themselves from the goals of the 1979 Islamic revolution and were “shutting peoples’ mouths, banning the media, holding elections as we saw last year and filling the prisons” with their opponents.

Meanwhile hundreds of people gathered at Tehran University  to protest the one year anniversary of rigged elections and protests, About 200 people arrested and detained. From Iran Press News:

June 22; number of detainees reached 200 people.

AFP via Yahoo News

Iran Press News(via Google Translate)

Special Thanks to: Jim Hoft /Gateway Pundit

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