Accessibility links

Breaking News

'They Came To His Place At About 2 Or 3 In The Morning'

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.

Voicemails sent to Radio Farda on June 25:

I wanted to ask: when Iranian broadcasting, operating under Zarghami, shows the crimes being committed by Israel and the shah and many others, why then not show the suffering of our own youth, the ones in Tehran and the nearby cities. Morteza, from Bandar Abbas.

I am calling from Kermanshah and wanted to inform you that yesterday, in central Kermanshah, the police forces hassled any gathering of more than three people. Numerous policemen gathered there. It was as if martial law had been imposed. Maybe all they wanted was to just annoy and scare people off.

They arrested one of our relatives a couple of days ago in Iran. They came to his place at about 2 or 3 in the morning when he was alone, and took him. He is an elderly person; above 60 that is. While he is not a political person, he is also suffering from diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's. We have looked for him everywhere in the last couple of days but were unable to find him. The whole family is now troubled.