Monday, July 20, 2009

Basidj and Plainclothes in tehran alleys!

June 2009!

Basijis: Iran`s Culture Cops

The Basij (Persian: بسيج) (literally "Mobilization"; also Basij-e Mostaz'afin, literally "Mobilization of the Oppressed"; officially Nirouye Moqavemate Basij, literally "Mobilisation Resistance Force") is a paramilitary volunteer militia founded by the order of the Ayatollah Khomeini in November 1979. The Basij are subordinate to, and receive their orders from, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and current Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

The force has been widely used in order to control the widescale protests following the 2009 Iranian presidential election. According to Iranian state-run media reports, eight of the 20 killed during the protests were members of Basij.

Consisting of young Iranians who volunteer to join this force, the Basij are most notable for their loyalty to the supreme leader Khamenei. Currently Basij serve as an auxiliary force engaged in activities such as internal security as well law enforcement auxiliary, the providing of social service, organizing of public religious ceremonies, and more controversially morals policing and the suppression of dissident gatherings. They have a local organization in almost every city in Iran.


Anonymous said...

This is the YouTube version:

Spread it around.


Another dramatic video

The title: Unknown victim of Basij Shooting

Anonymous said...

Iran: 25 July 2009. Global Day of Action - Rome(ITALY)

In Defense of Democracy, Human Rights and for a better future. We, Iranian students, free from all party ties, demonstrated against the manipulation of election results in our country.
We organize, during the speech by Ahmadinejad setting a national demonstration in Rome in front of the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to be held starting at 17:00.
We invite all Italian citizens, associations, movements and political parties to support us by participating in the demonstration. We ask, however, that there are no distinguishing marks of the individual political parties so that the event could have a character as inclusive as possible. We ask that all participants bring with them something green, a symbol of the movement.

We will go ahead! Do it with us!

Iranian students in Italy

Anonymous said...

I see dead people.

Anonymous said...

I see no women! Is this a land of men? Women not allowed?

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