Live Twitter Updates from Iran
*Disclaimer: As media and news are increasingly restricted the Campaign is providing these updates as a random sample – this information has not been independently verified but comes from reputable Twitter accounts
4:50 PM EST 17 June (1:20 AM 18 June Tehran)
Mousavi & Khatami have delivered joint letter to Ministry of Justice demanding release of protestors
2:50 PM EST 17 June (11:20 PM Tehran)
ordinary ppl in Iran have no reliable info – gov is trying to break all communication routes
2:35 PM EST 17 June (11:05 PM Tehran)
80 students were freed yesterday in front of Tehran University dormitory.
today’s protest, if haven’t see it already: http://twitpic.com/7mi5l http://twitpic.com/7mi3f http://twitpic.com/7mi9j
chanting ‘my brother – my martyr – I will claim your vote for you!’
Sea of Green will continue tomorrow and every day until election is declared void
2 PM EST 17 June (10:30 PM Tehran)
Confirmed Mousavi – Friday Sea of Green will march to Friday Prayers in Tehran
Hamed from Tabriz confirmed 2 killed in Tabriz’s engineering university. thing really getting awful for all students around the country
12:30 PM EST 17 June (9 PM Tehran)
Happening Right Now – Hundreds of Thousands of people in today’s rally still walking in silence.
11 AM EST 17 June (7:30 PM Tehran)
Eyewitness confirmed arabic speaking riot polices “definitely NOT Irani-arabs”
Blvd Keshavarz, Valiasr Sq, ppl everywhere in Tehran now. Quiet protest
9:20 AM EST 17 June (5:50 PM Tehran)
Rasht; situation vry calm, mostly students arrested ystrday, Basijis everywhere
Basijis R also responsible 4 the university raids n breaking into ppls houses http://bit.ly/2koCE0
9:10 AM EST 17 June (5:40 PM Tehran)
Man covered in blood from protests (picture) http://bit.ly/gPKTQ
we are now leaving for Meydan Haft Tir – 7 Tir Sq for sea of green – reports afterward
150 students at Mazanderan University arrested last night
11:05 PM EST 16 June (7:35 AM 17 June Tehran)
pls RT-Tehran Rallies confirmed-Wed jun17. 5pm SILENT PROTEST 7 Tir Square . Tehran – Thursday jun18.
Massive support rally for Iran. New York June 17 @ Union Sq 7-9 PM. Toronto June 17 @ RUSSIAN CONSULATE, 7-9 PM.
10:05 PM EST 16 June (6:35 AM 17 June Tehran)
IRIB [Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting] has been saying that demos r work of anti-gov thugs – IRIB want to turn ppl against Mousavi
9:30 PM EST 16 June (6 AM 17 June Tehran)
last night thousands stayed in streets between Parkway and Vanak sq until after 2am
9:10 PM EST 16 June (5:40 AM 17 June Tehran)
in azadi sq the killing was by baseej ONLY – military did not react
unconfirmed – several Generals have been arested
reliable source – Montazeri has withdrawn support from Khamenei
situation in Ahwaz critical – many many dead in past 48 hrs – hundreds arrested and beaten
Shirin Ebadi – Nobel laureat – says iran election is void
4:35 PM EST 16 June (1:05 AM 17 June Tehran)
From a private listserv: 150 proferssors of Tehran university have resigned and are trying to do the funeral ceremony for 5 students killed
five students killed in the dormitory. They were scheduled to go to one of Tehran’s hospital this morning.
3:05 PM EST 16 June (11:35 PM Tehran)
1000’s on balconys – tehran is alive with sound of freedom – marg bar dictator
2:45 PM EST 16 June (11:05 PM Tehran)
tomorrow Haft Teer Sq at 4pm pro mousavi\freedom – carry flowers for baseej – no confrontation
NEWS: Iran foreign ministry called in UK ambassador in Tehran 4 meeting, 2nd time
our scout at Evin reports many many prisoners being brought and high security outside
2:05 PM EST 16 June (10:35 PM Tehran)
summary of khamenyi’s speech: as your God we say the election was good and for your own sake you should accept it.
News: Shots heard in Tehran moments ago
WARNING: http://www.mirhoseyn.ir/ & http://www.mirhoseyn.com/ are fake, DONT join.
12:45 PM EST 16 June (9:15 PM Tehran)
Iran’s CyberPolice stated that the government will confront harshly with ppl who reflect “false” news about Iran on the Net.
News: Situation in Rasht very calm due to high number of police and basijis
12:35 PM EST 16 June (9:05 PM Tehran)
unconfmd major incident at Azadi – shooting – fires – ppl running
URGNT: PLZ give this link to ALL in Iran www.delicious.com/mousavi1388 for mirrors of Mousavi’s official site GhalamNews
12:10 PM EST 16 June (8:40 PM Tehran)
there is no need to hide their names anymore Mobina Ehtrami, Fateme Borati, Kasra Sharafi, Kambiz Shoaee & Mohsen Imani; all killed by ansar
NEWS: 10 ppl arrested at Gilan Uni in Rasht moments ago
Ayatollah Montazeri has issued a statement saying “No sane mind can accept these results”
News: Head of Shiraz University resigned himself from his post as protest
12 PM EST 16 June (8:30 PM Tehran)
NEWS: Gvmt told all IR news agencies/reporters they’re forbidden 2 report news to the world, otherwise punishment
footage as soon as somebody from the protest gets home! there is no mobile/wireless internet connection right now
11:50 AM EST 16 June (8:20 PM Tehran)
NEWS: Very quiet n calm protest in Tehran, no battles yet, although 8 ppl killed 4 unknown reason
people are standing in front of state TV building in valiasr in silent just holding their hands & mousavi pictures in air.
11:45 AM EST 16 June (8:15 PM Tehran)
ANejad supporters not civilian, but plain clothes, many from out of teharn
NEWS: Mousavi supporters moving towards IRIB News Network HQ. 8 ppl confirmed killed
11:30 AM EST 16 June (8 PM Tehran)
http://www.mashrotenews.com… (in farsi) Karoubi’s brave letter to council of guardian.
DO NOT RT anything U read from “NEW” tweeters, gvmt spreading misinfo
we have info that tehran uni will be attacked tonight – have contact inside – says uni blocked
11:15 AM EST 16 June (7:45 PM Tehran)
NEWS: Ppl randomly receiving calls w/ automated msg “you’ve participated in protest” 2 scare ppl
confirmed by farsi twitters: around 2000 basiji is now standing in front of dorms.
11:10 AM EST 16 June (7:40 PM Tehran)
They are filtering everything! Gmail is blocked now!
Mousavi’s message from GhalamNews now on http://mousavi1388.wikispac… and http://ghalamnews.tumblr.com/
10:50 AM 16 June (7:30 PM Tehran)
New photos from today in Tehran: www.flickr.com/mousavi1388
URGNT@ ALL jornlsts, Tday 15:30 Prss Conf. in Tehran, Sadr MotrWay, Kave Shomali Blvd, Roshanayi St, Bahar Shomali St. Num. 9 #IranElection
collection of impressive pics: http://twitpic.com/photos/madyar, updated frequently.
RT from Iran: people are now moving to protest in front of UN office in Tehran
Do not fear the army, it is the Basij who are in Ahnadinejad camp. Army commanders are very, very reluctant.
RT From Iran:ARMY movement NOT confirmed in last 2:15, plz RT this until confrmed
10:45 AM EST 16 June (7:25 PM Tehran)
From Iran: CONFIRMED!! Army moving into Tehran against protestors! PLEASE RT! URGENT!
Confirmed: cellphones are blocked in Iran, yet again.
URGENT: SSL connections in Iran is now down, this has been confirmed and verified