Ten days versus thirty years – letters from an Iranian protestor

Hi Jess

Yesterday the city of Tehran was more like a military base than a residential city.  In some important areas, there were more guards than civilians.  They wouldn’t let more than two to three people gather together.  They are trying to frighten people by making a huge number of arrests and an incredible control over internet and telephone conversations.

Yesterday Mousavi and Karroubi published letters to the people and asked the Government to cancel the election instead of wasting time.  Karroubi is also  planning a big protest for Thursday, but he said the details will be announced later.

 I think the situation is good.  Before the election, Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader thought they could ‘arrange’ 24 million votes for Ahmadinejad.  They thought they would face some small opposition, but that after a few days everything would be okay.

 But things for them went unexpectedly badly.  I can definitely say that they would never have thought that Karroubi, Mousavi and their supporters would react so strongly.  Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader have already paid a high price for their cheating.  

 In fact I read in the news that the last 10 days have produced more pictures, videos and news against the Islamic Republic of Iran than in the last 30 years.  This is a big price that never can be paid or replaced by Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader.  As Karroubi wrote in his letter: “It is just the start of the story, and the rest is on the way.”

 Most of the schools and universities here are closed.  Final exams have been delayed but most businesses are running until 4-5 pm – but most people are using their time to get news or talk about situation!!

 I have to go out for some work now.  Keep on with your study; I am hoping for good results in your exams.

 Take care

 Friend

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