Iran Has Already Changed

Voting started a few hours ago in Iran to answer one question: if President Ahmadinejad should be removed from office. Turnout is reportedly very high. There may be a relatively considerable election fraud. Still, the anti-Ahmadinejad candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi is expected to win — maybe today, maybe in the run-off next Friday. But even …

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A Friend’s Note: Mesbah Yazdi’s Decree to Rig Votes

Following the discovery of a “Fatwa” (”religious decree”) issued by ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi which sanctions cheating in Friday’s presidential election and was published in an open letter written by a group of Ministry of Interior employees, the heads of the Election Supervision Committees established by reformist candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi sent a …

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“Freedom on The Net”

Freedom House has issued a report entitled: “Freedom on the Net: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media” It says in the introduction: “As internet and mobile phone use explodes worldwide, governments are adopting new and multiple means for controlling these technologies that go far beyond technical filtering. Freedom on the Net provides a …

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