‘Emails containing certain phrases will be watched’ – letters from an Iranian protestor

Hi Jess

The circumstance in Tehran and other cities is too military.  So many people have been arrested.  There are some strange interviews on TV with people who have been arrested, as though to show that those arrested are drug smugglers or they were cheated by British or American radio or TV.  I really cannot write the name of these two broadcasters as the Government are controlling all emails by filtering those names!! Stupid!  Any emails containing certain phrases will be watched.

As you will have heard in the news, the final result of the election was supposed to be announced today or tomorrow, but the Supreme Leader postponed it for five more days.  I think the reason for extension is not for more consideration, but because there are arguments between the top leaders, who are not able to end this crisis as they wish.

People are trying to find secure ways of complaining. They shout slogans every night at 10pm from the roof, and there is also a plan for strikes in government and private sectors. 

About Obama, of course I like him.  He is a very thoughtful man who has some new solutions for the old problems of the world.  But I love GW Bush because he was a brave man.  I can’t think of anybody else who could do such great jobs as Afghanistan and Iraq.  I think people of these two countries should build his statue in their main square and thank him every day.  This is my honest belief, because I know what these two countries were like before and after the wars.

I’m leaving Tehran this evening.  I’m going to spend two days in the north of the country.  I’ll be back home on Friday night and until then I’ll have no internet access.

I hope that during these days everything goes well here in Tehran and there in London.

Take care of you and study well.

Yours

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raymond

When Iran goes on strike, you will see Justice, and honesty. But not before…Best wishes Raymond..

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