Iran hardliners say Ahmadinejad defied leader over VP
Amidst this yesterday as is tradition 40 days after Neda Soltan an innocent bystander was shot dead becoming the rallying call for protesters at least 3,000 people braved the brutal oppression to gather at her grave side and celebrate her death along with the others killed. Moussavi and kharoubi even showed up. However Moussavi was not allowed out of the car only his wife. Those who attended were dispersed before being treated to the traditional beatings by the Basiji!
After 7 weeks and a ferocious crackdown this is going underground but it is not going away. It is only getting worse now bringing out solidarity as protesters are now showing up with the opposition leaders. This is occurring amidst increasing infighting amidst hard liners in the leadership. While the brutal crackdown resulted in smaller protests and seemingly violence free.
They are now getting worse as The bodies of several young protesters have been turned over to their families in recent weeks, all showing signs of beatings or other abuse while in custody, according to pro-opposition Web sites, citing accounts from relatives. Among them was the son of a prominent conservative, which has brought a wave of criticism from the camp that generally backs the government.
Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri defied an order to close the prison where the deaths occurder because he refused to cover it up despite Khamenei's order to do so. This is creating a division that will only continue to grow! Iran's first trial of protesters to begin
Just wait until they start putting protesters on trial for being beating and surviving attempts to kill them for speaking the truth! The division is now within and without! Clashes are again getting worse as opposition forces are beginning to come out in greater numbers again. Yesterday because of being beat and being dispersed by tear gas the demonstrations moved to North Tehran despite efforts to disperse them.
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