Monday, June 15, 2009

Iran Election: Protests, demonstrations and violence


I picked some photos form Boston big picture; edited descriptions which I think it is more appropriate and I repost them here. I guess you have seen some of there photos on this blog and/or the net nowadays.

Please keep in mind that pro-government militia, Basij, security forces most of them are in civilian clothes are committing violent and illegal acts. These people are armed and even carry guns, so bloodshed will be more because pro-government militia are violent and have no respect for people’s life.

An riot-police officer strikes a man with a baton near Tehran University on June 14, 2009. Mir Hossein Mousavi said on Sunday he has asked the powerful Guardians Council to cancel the result of the presidential poll, while urging his supporters to continue peaceful protests. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)


A man is detained by Iranian riot-police in front of Tehran University during riots in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 14, 2009. (AP Photo)


Iranian students, supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, try to keep clear of tear gas being lobbed back and forth at the main entrance of Tehran University during riots on Sunday, June 14, 2009. (AP Photo)


Students, supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate at the main entrance of Tehran University during riots on Sunday, June 14, 2009. (AP Photo)


Members of the Iranian hardline volunteer Basij militia begin to enter Tehran University where supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi were protesting against the latest election's results at Tehran's University on June 14, 2009. (AFP/Getty Images)


Supporters of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and members of the Basij militia hurl stones towards supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi who are inside Tehran University on Sunday, June 14, 2009. (AP Photo)


Backers of Mir Hossein Mousavi are beaten by government security men during riots in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 14, 2009. (AP Photo)


Riot policemen deploy in Tehran's Enghelab square to disperse protesters demonstrating against the election results in Tehran on June 14, 2009. (AFP/Getty Images)


Hard-liners (supporters of Ahmadinejad) and riot-police armed with batons try to break into a house where protesters found shelter in central Tehran June 14, 2009. (REUTERS/Stringer)


A supporter of Mousavi is beaten by government security men as fellow supporters come to his aid during riots in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 14, 2009. (AP Photo)


Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi are followed by Iranian riot-police with batons in front of Tehran University during riots in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 14, 2009. (AP Photo)


Basiji militia (section of revolutionary guards) armed with sticks and batons ride on motorcycles during protests in central Tehran June 14, 2009. (REUTERS/Stringer)


A riot-policeman hits a motorcyclist with a baton during a protest against the election results in Tehran June 14, 2009.


Armed with handguns, members of the Iranian security force, in civlian clothes, fire warning shots to disperse supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi in central Tehran on June 14, 2009. (OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images)


A poster of Mir Hossein Mousavi is seen on the broken-down door of a room in Tehran University dormitory after it was attacked by militia forces during riots in Tehran, Iran in the early hours of Monday, June 15, 2009. Overnight, police and militia stormed the campus at the city's biggest university, ransacking dormitories and arresting dozens of students angry over what they claim was election fraud. (AP photo)


An image of Mir Hossein Mousavi is seen (lower left), fixed to a desk with a smashed computer monitor in a room in a Tehran University dormitory after it was attacked by militia forces during riots in Tehran, Iran in the early hours of Monday, June 15, 2009. (AP photo)


On Monday, June 15, 2009, Iranian opposition demonstrators protest in support of Mir Hossein Mousavi, in Tehran. Opposition supporters defied a ban to stage a mass rally in Tehran in protest at election fraud, as Iran faced a growing international backlash over the validity of the election and the subsequent crackdown on opposition protests. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)


Mir Hossein Mousavi (center) raises his arms as he appears at an opposition demonstration in Tehran on June 15, 2009, appearing in public for the first time since an election that has divided the nation. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)


Defying an official ban, hundreds of thousands of Iranian supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate in Tehran on Monday, June 15, 2009. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)


A man lies on the back of a taxi, after being seriously injured by gunfire in an area where pro-government militia were firing shots near a rally supporting Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 15, 2009. (AP Photo)


A man lies the back of a truck after being seriously injured by gunfire in an area where militia were firing shots at a rally supporting Mir Hossein Mousavi on Monday, June 15, 2009. (AP Photo)


This photo contains very disturbing graphic content, so I didn’t put it here. Perhaps I shouldn't put above two photos too but I thought they are less graphic. Please be warned if you wanna watch it. A man shot to dead by pro-government militia near a rally supporting Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)



Hat tips: The Big Picture

5 comments:

  1. Brian from America supports you and thanks you for showing the world these horrible pictures. Freedom is not free, and even in Iran, one day you will breathe this precious air we all share. My tears alone will not help you, but writing to my news here, and helping to let others see your struggle may bring some validation to the violence ~ may God, Allah, Jahweh bless you all ~

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  2. Hi,I would like to ask you if I can post these pics on my blog.
    We are all on your side and everyone is shocked.

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  3. Thanks jevtar99

    @James: of course and thanks for your support.

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  4. Paulo from (Porto) Portugal.
    These guys do this because they have guns and are protected, they are also flesh and bones and will pay with the same coin sooner or later.
    They think god will guide them doing these actions beating people like animals. Each human life have a history and toke many years to build his personality and only some minutes to jumilhate him like this.
    This is not right, is sad sad sad, and no one seems to care about it.
    Keep showing the pics to the world, we need to know until some one have the courage to do something.

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  5. Dowm with Islamic Republic of Iran

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