Iran Cracking Down Before Election

We talked about this in passing yesterday at The Tatler, but here’s more on Iran’s pre-election crackdown:

Iranian authorities have arrested more than a dozen journalists in the past two days over their links to “anti-revolutionary” media, Iranian media reported, in what appeared to be a coordinated crackdown on the press.

With a presidential election five months away, Iran’s clerical leadership appears to be tightening its grip on the media to avoid a repeat of the widespread protests that erupted after the disputed election in 2009.


The Mullahs would prefer the real battle this election be between the hardliners who want to kill all the Jews, and the reformers who want to loosen economic controls and reduce corruption before killing all the Jews.

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