Iranian Revolutionary Guards Threaten The Press and Bloggers

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June 17, 2009 - The Iranian government is taking a new step today in its strategy of harassment against the press and bloggers, as the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution requires all Internet sites and blogs to remove from their pages any content that may "create tensions" and threaten of "legal actions" whoever attempts to circumvent the order.

The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, (a.k.a. Pásdárán) already has an extensive experience in the persecution of bloggers.

Earlier this morning, economist Saeed Leylaz, one of the most prestigious Iranian intellectuals and Mohamed Reza Jalaiepur, journalist and editor, have been arrested.

But while the regime is tightening the noose against bloggers and journalists, supporters of Mir-Hossein Mousavi continue to protest against the outcome of the presidential election.

Frequent shortages of mobile lines, the complete suspension of SMS and the closure of most social networks on the Internet have failed to prevent the coordination of opponents. An incredible network of volunteers, mainly using "word-of-mouth communication", is actively keeping every one informed and ensuring that the protests take place quietly and peacefully in order not to provoke the security forces.

And slowly, news arrive to Tehran from other regions, showing that the protest rally is extending: student protests against the "shameful fraud" have occured in universities in Shiraz, Isfahan and Qazvin.

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