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E-mails And Voicemails To Radio Farda On July 7


Iran has severely restricted the ability of foreign media to report from Tehran, necessitating a greater reliance on the reports of citizen journalists and impassioned listeners. While every effort has been made to do so, RFE/RL cannot vouch for the accuracy or authenticity of user-generated content, which appears below in orange type.

E-Mails:

The rising sounds of "God is Great!" and "Down with dictators!" could be heard on rooftops of almost every house in Tehran on Monday evening simultaneously with the speech of Mr. Khamenei on [state radio and television]. The intensity of shouts this time was much more than some of those heard in Tehran on several previous nights. As the speech proceeded, the shouts would pick up with more intensity.

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There is no doubt about the fact that confessions made by the people arrested and shown on TV were a result of threats and pressure imposed on them simply to fool the naive and the uninformed, who are none but voters of Ahmadinijad and the followers of Khamenei.

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From what seems to be happening, we the writers who would get in touch with either paper or electronic news media -- in the hope of seeing our viewpoints, articles, and analysis there -- could possibly find ourselves behind bars very soon. Nevertheless our pens should not cease to move. Therefore, I hereby show my determination to join the supporters of this movement. For this, I request you to kindly notify me about the terms and conditions for publication of material, so I can be a part of you.

Voice Messages:

Mr. Khamenei, you are the one who talks about Islam, about Imam Ali, about Imam Hussein. Let's imagine that Imam Ali and Imam Hussein were present here and went against you. Do you swear before God that you would send them to jail, too?

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We the Iranian nation on the scene at all times will support Dr. Mahmud Ahmadinejad with all our hearts.

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I want to convey this to the lady who just called blaming Radio Farda and BBC for motivating people. Dear Lady, why don't you stop listening to BBC and Radio Farda so that you might not get more motivated? And you claim to witness peace in the city. Don't worry, this is nothing but a flame under the ashes.
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