Statement By A Group Of Iranian Bloggers About The Presidential Elections And The Subsequent Events

Via Jadi– 

1) We, a group of Iranian bloggers, strongly condemn the violent and repressive confrontation of Iranian government against Iranian people’s legitimate and peaceful demonstrations and ask government officials to comply with Article 27 of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Constitution which emphasizes “Public gatherings and marches may be freely held, provided arms are not carried and that they are not detrimental to the fundamental principles of Islam.”

2) We consider the violations in the presidential elections, and their sad consequences a big blow to the democratic principles of the Islamic Republic regime, and observing the mounting evidence of fraud presented by the candidates and others, we believe that election fraud is obvious and we ask for a new election.

3) Actions such as deporting foreign reporters, arresting local journalists, censorship of the news and misrepresenting the facts, cutting off the SMS network and filtering of the internet cannot silence the voices of Iranian people as no darkness and suffocation can go on forever. We invite the Iranian government to honest and friendly interaction with its people and we
hope to witness the narrowing of the huge gap between people and the government.

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7 Responses to “Statement By A Group Of Iranian Bloggers About The Presidential Elections And The Subsequent Events”

  1. Kenn Says:

    Great sentiment My belief of Islam is that it is based in fairness and understanding. The Koran is full of edicts where tolerance and understanding are fundamental. Deporting foreign journalist and arresting locals is definitely not in accord with those fundamentals of Islam.

    Maybe the government of Iran will come around to the ways if Islam and free its people to be the best that they can be.

  2. opit Says:

    I’m still picking up stories on planned foreign interference in Iranian affairs. Regardless – there was lots of violence in Africa and in US elections that the mainstream media did not focus on. It looks like ‘selective reporting’.
    Any time opposition warns that the government is being destabilized by oppression – you have to wonder if their survival is being taken as at stake by the authorities. It isn’t as if past experience in unfair and unjust action by foreigners hasn’t been their lot for decades.
    Just for comparison. Korea said the Security Council were hypocrites for imposing sanctions over 2 nuclear blasts when they had made 2052. Iran has had sanctions imposed – and has made none! Yet controls are waived for India while Iran had signed on for them!
    Doesn’t this remind you of the run up to Iraq ?

  3. opit Says:

    PS Come to think of it, because Opera has not been linking to old posts : 404 returns when I try to use internal indexing; I’ve been at TPM Cafe/Opit and opitslinkfest/ – a new blog to try and get something that works, even though I still have Oldephartte at Livejournal.

  4. RickB Says:

    I think there is always an imperial/western bias concerning Iran, I don’t think they want an Iraq scale process. But nevertheless that creates this dual position, supporting Iranians and resisting outside powers manipulation.

  5. libhomo Says:

    So far, the biggest outside manipulation I’m aware of has been European corporations helping the government censor the Internet.

  6. RickB Says:

    A very good point the rise of corporations as autonomous economies that are bigger than many nations does add layers to the analysis. What do they want? merely short term profit is a big answer but…I think they also desire a corporate capitalist hegemony that spans the globe. And I fancy the financial behemoths also want to destroy the limits on usury implicit in stricter islamic law.

  7. opit Says:

    Hahaha. Nice catch. Not to mention strict codes on government corruption.

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