IRAN WATCH CANADA

Friday, May 24, 2013

21 Days left to Presidential Election in Iran. Threats and Arrests continuous as we get closer to election day on June 12.

These are the reports:

1-
Brigade General Hasan Firoozabadi commander of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic's reaction on Guardian Council's decision for not passing Hashemi Rafsanjani from its filter, before Friday Prayer :

"Greeting to Guardian Council for their firmness. In case of threat, Iran will become the killing field for agressors.We are grateful to Guardian Council for making the nation of Iran happy."
Link:
http://www.isna.ir/fa/news/92030301335

2-
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Mashaei's failing to pass the Guardian Council:

"Our work has just began and we are going to stay and the thoughts on spring never going to die , unfortunately the man of spring is not here and we missed him ( referring to Mashaei Government candidate for presidential election).
Link:
http://www.isna.ir/fa/news/92030301430

3-
Fear mongering before election !
Regime security forces attack on political activists in the city of Lahijan ended with many arrest in this tiny city in the North of Iran. Apparently these political activists were preparing a headquarter for Hashemi Rafsanjani's campaign in the city . after six days imprisonment ,they were able to speak to their families once.
Those arrested are :
Hamid Hadisi, Ebrahim Khosh Sirat,Moris Bagheri , Engineer Jafari ( head of Mosharekat Party)and Meli -Mazhabi activist of the city.
According to news , these individuals were taken to the " Sepah intelligence"  prison in the city of Rasht.
Link to this news :
http://news.gooya.com/politics/archives/2013/05/160597.php
Furthermore , more Bahai's including one high ranking priest were also reported arrested elsewhere in Iran.

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