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Iranian police beat mourners at ‘Angel of Freedom’ service

Iranian police beat mourners at ‘Angel of Freedom’ service – Telegraph

“Tear gas and baton charges were used against hundreds of people who had gathered at the grave of a protester, Neda Agha-Soltan, killed during last month’s post-election demonstrations.

Two challengers for the position of president were forced to abandon visits to the grave and a mass gathering at a mourning hall in central Tehran was also broken up.

The two events were the first major violence between security forces and demonstrators in three weeks in Iran, after the authorities crushed demonstrations against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election. Rival candidates Mr Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have waged a defiant protest campaign since losing to Ahmadinejad.”

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Rallies around globe back Iran protesters

Rallies around globe back Iran protesters – Washington Times.

“Iranians protesting last month’s disputed presidential election won support across the world Saturday as sympathizers rallied in dozens of cities demanding the release of opposition activists jailed by the Islamic republic.

In Iran, police and pro-government militia attacked and dispersed hundreds of protesters who had gathered in Tehran, while opposition leaders appealed to the country’s top clerics in the city of Qom to intervene and end the crackdown.”

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GOP calls Obama timid as he seeks footing on Iran

GOP calls Obama timid as he seeks footing on Iran – Yahoo! News.

President Barack Obama stuck to his carefully tailored response to Iran’s internal crisis Sunday despite pressure from Republican critics, as he continued to speak up for protesters’ rights without making specific demands on Iran‘s hard-line leaders.

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Pressure on Obama to Act Forcefully Is Growing

Pressure on Obama to Act Forcefully Is Growing – WSJ.com.

The uncompromising stance taken by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who on Friday ordered an end to protests, ratcheted up pressure on the Obama administration to take a forceful line against the Iranian regime.

Both the House and Senate Friday overwhelmingly passed resolutions condemning the Iranian regime for using violence against demonstrators, and Republicans used the debate to press the White House to take sides in the Iranian election dispute.

The new sense of urgency also came from some Iran watchers who, for most of the week, had supported President Barack Obama’s decision not to directly throw U.S. support behind the protesters or condemn last week’s election as fraudulent.

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Hundreds protest Iran’s election at the White House

Hundreds protest Iran’s election at the White House – wtop.com.

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Biden expresses ‘doubts’ about Iranian election

Biden expresses ‘doubts’ about Iranian election – CNN.com.Iranians demonstrate near the Iranian Embassy in The Hague against the President Ahmadinejad's victory.

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Iran Puts Curbs on Media After Disputed Election

Iran Puts Curbs on Media After Disputed Election – Iran | Map | News – FOXNews.com.

CAIRO —  Iranian authorities criticized international media reports and took steps to control the flow of information from independent news sources as anti-government protests raged in the country for a second day Sunday.

The British Broadcasting Co. said that electronic jamming of its news report, which it said began on election day Friday, had worsened by Sunday, causing service disruptions for BBC viewers and listeners in Iran, the Middle East and Europe. It said it had traced the jamming of the satellite signal broadcasting its Farsi-language service to a spot inside Iran.

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