At least 15 dead in Tehran street battles
Times Online
28-Dec-2009 (one comment)

At least fifteen anti-government protesters, including a nephew of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Iran’s opposition leader, were shot dead yesterday as the smouldering confrontation between the regime and the so-called Green Movement finally erupted.

Early reports put the number of dead at five, but as clashes continued late into the night, Iranian state television reported that the number of dead had risen to 15. The Ministry of Intelligence said more than 10 were members of "anti-revolutionary terrorist" groups.

The other five who died during the bitter clashes in the Iranian capital were killed by "terrorist groups," Iranian TV claimed.

Analysts heralded the start of what could be a bloody endgame as hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters poured on to the streets of Tehran and other cities and fought running battles with the security forces. Opposition websites claimed that some policemen had refused to fire on demonstrators. Foreign journalists have been banned from Iran but Western newsrooms were inundated with mobile telephone footage of astonishing scenes: jubilant demonstrators attacking riot police and Basij militiamen, protesters gleefully setting light to a police station, Basiji building and motorbikes being captured from the security forces, detained protesters being freed from a police van while colleagues are carried away with blood pouring from gunshot wounds. Dozens were injured and more than 300 arrested. “The gloves are off. There... >>>

Shifteh Ansari

Under-reporting and lying again

by Shifteh Ansari on

Ministry of Intelligence says of the 15, more than 10 were members of "anti-revolutionary terrorist" groups.

Question:  How many more? One, two, three, four, or five? These are real people, with real families. They are not decimal points which could be rounded up. 

IRIB says the other five who died during the bitter clashes in the Iranian capital were killed by "terrorist groups." 

Question:  So, we had anti-revolutionaries and terrorist groups running around and killing each other?!

These morons have not learned yet that their lies about the June events were one of the main reasons people kept going back to the streets.  Now they are dishing out brand new lies about their murders yesterday.  They never learn.