Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tehran 'like a war zone' as ayatollah refuses to back down on election | World news | guardian.co.uk

"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.

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.
Tehran 'like a war zone' as ayatollah refuses to back down on election | World news | guardian.co.uk
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