Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Iranian Uprising Update Day 12 : The Government 's Bloody Brutal Crackdown is in full force upon the People. And the People are resisting.
Important New Videos below show Military Presence in Crackdown Scroll Down in Update to 1 PM
First I need to say that there are many that are Liveblogging and following this situation closely at this point. Huffington Post is still liveblogging it, and so is the NYT.....so do check with them during the day. I am continuing to Blog the Human Condition not the politics of this situation. People there are still going to great parallel,risking their lives to get video and photos and text messages out, and I feel compelled to make sure they are Heard and their Truth Known, this is their story and it must be shared.....(I hope that my readers understand Why I am covering this situation, I spend part of the day digging at Twitter and forwarding the videos and photos and texts, and then I update the blog). President Obama is correct at this point the world is Bearing Witness...
Sadly as the Crackdown toughens there it has been harder and harder to get more information. Cellphone and Internet is sporadic and people have to keep moving about to get messages out, most of the video that is coming is cellphone video and Twitter ( text) messages are telling the Increased Lockdown they are experiencing. During the day, more areas are seeing troops on the ground in different areas of Tehran and neighborhoods. And a Military Basijji HQ has been set up at the Sports Stadium. The people there are resisting and are beyond brave in many of the videos I link to....They are seen yelling when the Bassji swarm or attack people on the street, they chant and yell at their motorcycle units that swarm through the city. And yesterday there was footage of more Enforcement Presence, the military ? or police on the streets.( posted yesterday).
Do scroll down and see President Obama's Statement on Iran from yesterday's Press Conference.
IRANIAN FIRST AID
Because the People can no longer safely take the wounded or injured to the Hospitals because the people get arrested there, they are having to provide high level First Aid on the street and in their homes.First off over on Twitter, people have been posting First Aid links for the Iranians of , So I made a Site that has ALL the information in one place. Here is what is on the site:::: First Aid in Farsi, Tear Gas Care, Gunshot wounds, Updated Embassy Maps and WHO is accepting wounded,Head Injuries, Eye Injuries, How to Make a Street First Aid Kit, CPR, How to make a Tourniquet etc. Check it out and do Share on Twitter. ( tell them to click the link twice, Blogger is acting up- but it does work). Thank you.
This is what was updated last Night at end of Day 11th::
I stand corrected about How Many Reporters, Photographers and Journalists and yes, Bloggers have been arrested it is Now 34 according to Reporters without Borders
7 PM update:::
It turns out above I asked about the clerics joining the Protests, It turns our that CNN did indeed do a story about it.
Tehran Bureau Update for tonight..people there are tense..scared...worried.....and on the twitter it has been very quiet.....too quiet. Today there were orders that came out that they are no longer to go to the roofs...well, I don 't think they can stop them ...millions of them calling to God...
Please do see the Video Posted below that shows what Home Invasions are like at night, and shows the sheer terror they are wreaking on neighborhoods during the night.
This LIFE photographer missing as of June22...
During the Night:::
Human Rights Watch of list of people detained, or killed. ( updated, and as current as they can be. I am not sure that this list has all the Journalists, Bloggers, that the Reporters without Borders had listed. And I also wonder if Students are on this list. I am also very concerned that the Sports Stadium in the video is not just being used as a Basiji Headquarters for the Military action against the people, but that perhaps arrested students and protesters are being held there. It is something someone should try to check with Google earth satellite imagery. The Salon post below details an account by a 17 year old who says he was moved from place to place, and when I read that account I could help but think of the Black Vans in the Sports stadium Videos. It is also to be noted that there are 475 arrested according to multiple sources, all the way from June 13th, and we don't know where all of them are being held. Some are and were held at Evin Prison.
Shirouldi Sports Center being turned into a Para Military/Basjii HQ Filmed 6.22.09:
This Stadium is where the Black Vans arrived on Monday.
First Some Footage from BBC Persia showing the people protesting using their cars from June 22nd, this really shows that the people are resisting and strong....and creative.
WARNING: graphic photos and horrendous story from Salon: This is the story of 17 yr old boy arrested a week ago, tortured and moved place to place because it was assumed he was a protester. He also describes that some of the "police" that were holding him did not speak Farsi.
More Basiji Thuggery filmed and explained on BBC Persia. Graphic Footage- warning.
This came across Twitter as "Basiji Paycheck". Photos of the thugs getting paid ??? please do see how many they are .....
WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO
Daytime Street Scene in Tehran...And Basiji and Plain Clothes Gangs swarming the street, randomly beating and grabbing people. And yet it is inspiring the way people are yelling back. One man seems to be the main target, and they beat him until he is limp and then they scoop him off and cart him away , while they do, as they reach the edge of the frame you hear a gunshot.Again filmed with cellphone from up above looking down.
Roger Cohens latest post NYT, remember that Roger is still there, and for how much longer he will be there is not known.
Fareed Zakaria's Newsweek article....
According to the Independent, it appears that Mousavi is under "24 House Guard".
Tehran Bureau has this post that really gives an inside view.
One Iranian Photojournalist's story
Stories from Within sent via emails to BBC....
Amazing photos from an inside look...showing the angst...
New Post up at 538.com about the situation.
11:30 AM off to Twitter, it is Night in Iran...after 9 PM....people will be going to their roofs soon to implore and cry to God....Even though that is outlawed now to.
1:30 PM Update do read Persian Kiwi's Twitter in Comments from Last Few Hours before dark- absolutely horrendous and worrisome...I send her and all them prayers,....many...
WARNING MORE DISTURBING VIDEOS FROM TODAYThis Video was just post only 300 views, twittered put up in Youtube today 6.24.09, Military Presence HUGE, and More Violence, and It must be from yesterday with cellphone.
Very Close Up Footage of Violent Street Fight,very very Intense video, turn sound down...
and take a very deep breath if you are going to watch this one, it shows a very very intense street fight,
so intense and bloody that I can not embed here, But it is worth looking at even the first 10 seconds as it shows
middle age educated working class people fighting back. Then there is a very bloody scene of someone
very wounded trying to be moved- it is heartbeaking....and WHY I posted the First AID Site above...The man does die in the video, and it is much more graphic than even Neda's video, and yet I will never know his name. He too died with his eyes wide open.
Here is the Video I apologize but it must be seen knowing
a week ago these people were protesting a week ago .....\
Reports from Within via Twitter updated in Comments
Dear Readers, I do apologize for the typos and errors....I am only one person...
Namaste...prayers to Iran.....maybe we all need to go to the roof....