Iran Post-election LiveThread #4.1:22 pm - 06/18/2009
Protesters mourn dead as rallies continue18/06 13:25 CET | The focus of protests in Iran today is on those who have died in the post-election unrest.
Supporters of the reformist opposition candidate, Mirhossein Moussavi, were expected to be on the streets in vast numbers again this morning in response to has call for a day of mourning. At least eight people have been killed in the recent disturbances and the authorities’ response.
The deaths have fuelled anger over the outcome of the presidential election, which Moussavi’s followers say was rigged. News of the arrest of another senior opposition leader in his hospital bed is likely to heighten tensions.
In addition to a partial recount, Iran’s religious rulers have invited the three defeated candidates to a meeting on Saturday to discuss their complaints.
But there is nothing to suggest President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s victory will be annulled. He remains popular with many in the country and they are expected to turnout out en masse to express their support during Friday prayers. (SOURCE)
Alright folks, you know the drill. Share all your relevant links/pics/vids on developing events; I'll try to add the most stand-out content to the main entry. Keep OT stuff to a minimal.
- PersianQ - raw video from Iran (warning: occasiaonally graphic).
- Purported claims of facts vs. rumours re: protests/events.
- An up-to-date cache of pictures from today's Iranian mourning rally.
- Ongoing coverage of the Iranian election fallout via BBC.
- The Stand With Iran gallery. SUBMIT ONE.
- From mr_spivens: how to be a PROXY SERVER for people in Iran.
- Iranian Dissident Akbar Ganji: on the Uprising + Obama.
- Picspam from Iran's rally/vigil of mourning today.
- Full text of Mousavi's speech from today.
- "Iran accuses the US of meddling in election crisis"? NO U.
- Iranian conservatives/clerics pissed @ Ahmadinejad's "dirt/dust" remark.