The News Is Trickling In
Since the protests were scheduled later on 13Aban than usual, it’s been a little slow getting new information. I’m compiling all of the videos being tweeted though on Iran Election SOG Live Stream.
It is now 2:00 a.m. my time and 12:30 noon in Iran.
A topic that is high priority is Sakineh’s execution. As one Tweet mentioned, “Regime knows Sakineh is a symbol. While playing with her fate they seal the fate of others by secret executions!”
There was a report that generated some excitement, “Reports that two people on bikes splashed green paint on a statue at 7 Tir Square despite security presence”
The Huffington Post reports that Iran is backing down on their stand…
The first comes from the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Manouchehr Mottaki, telling his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner that “the authorities of justice had not pronounced the final verdict in the affair concerning Sakineh Ashtiani” — a discreet, to say the least, way of making one (temporarily) forget the letter addressed by the Supreme Court of Tehran to the application of sentences office of Tabriz prison instructing that the young woman be executed as rapidly as possible.
And the second, from M. Mehmanparast, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reported by the Isna press agency, regrets that the Westerners have the “insolence” to transform “the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who has committed crimes and is guilty of betrayal, an affair of human rights”. What insolence, indeed, M. Mehmanparast insists, to have made of “her case a symbol of the liberty of women” and to “use a simple case (the criminal law case) as a means of pressure against Iran”.
This is what I just tweeted back about this post actually: As the news trickles in I will update this post http://wp.me/pErwZ-2qH Right now tweets are building momentum & enthusiasm of support 4 #sog
According to BBC, ‘arrested terrorists’ are: Majid Bakhtiar, Hajeer Ebrahimi, Loqman Moradi + Zanyar Moradi of Komala group #iranelection