"They beat a woman so savagely that she was drenched in blood and her husband fainted. They were beating people like hell. It was a massacre," she said.Tehran 'like a war zone' as ayatollah refuses to back down on election | World news | guardian.co.uk
The opposition website Rooz Online carried what it said was an interview with a man the government had shipped in to Tehran to quell the demonstrations. He said he was being paid 2m rial (£122) to assault protesters with a heavy wooden stave, and that other volunteers, most of them from far-flung provinces, were being kept in hostel accommodation, reportedly in east Tehran.
With the independent media banned from covering street protests, the reports could not be verified.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tehran 'like a war zone' as ayatollah refuses to back down on election | World news | guardian.co.uk
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