Iran Expanding Effort to Stifle the Opposition
NY Times / Robert F. Worth

After last summer’s disputed presidential election, Iran’s
government relied largely on brute force — beatings, arrests and show
trials — to stifle the country’s embattled opposition movement.

Now, stung by the force and persistence of the protests, the
government appears to be starting a far more ambitious effort to
discredit its opponents and re-educate Iran’s mostly young and restive
population. In recent weeks, the government has announced a variety of
new ideological offensives.



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