As Iran’s embattled President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Russia June 16, Iranian state radio reported that seven people were killed in clashes overnight, escalating tensions after days of unprecedented demonstrations that have forced a formal review of elections results. The reports said the deaths came after “thugs” attacked a military post. (NYT, BBC News, June 17) Our correspondent in Tehran says: “At the end of non-violent rally which is called illegal by officials (in spite of lots of attempts to get permission from competent authorities), Basij started to shoot at people from northwestern corner of Azadi square.”
Our source also informs us that several students were injured and arrested as police raided and ransacked dormitories at the University of Tehran following clashes on campus.
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