Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Tomorrow is 22 Bahman

Tomorrow, 11 February, 22 Bahman in the Persian calendar, marks the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Around the world, protests will declare solidarity with Iranians demanding their right to free and fair elections.

Here is a timetable of global events, from United4Iran:

The New York Times reports a calculation by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran of at least 1,000 arrests by the regime in the two months since the last major protests on Ashura. The Campaign’s website,, provides a flood of accounts of arrests, disappearances, and executions.

At the same time the regime is deliberately escalating its conflict with the UN Security Council over nuclear enrichment, a decision accompanied by confrontational statements from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Enduring America is providing daily comprehensive blogging on Iran. Pedestrian continues to post analysis, translations of significant speeches and statements, and valuable cultural context. Azarmehr provides a view from London. Tehran Bureau has a background article on the anniversary, The Ten Days That Changed Iran. More Iran links in the sidebar.

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