Saturday, June 10, 2006

Tens arrested with the approach of Iran-Mexico World Cup game

SMCCDI (Information Service):
Tens have been arrested, in the last days, in several Iranian cities with the approach of Iran-Mexico World Cup soccer game on Sunday June 11th (18:00 Germany's Local time).

Plainclothes agents and militiamen have arrested several of those qualified as potential "hooligans or trouble makers", in an effort to avoid any massive popular unrest to take place following the game.

Arrests have been made in cities, such as, Tehran, Mashad, Esfahan, Hamedan, Bookan, Rasht, Kermanshah, Shiraz, Marivan and Oroomiah (former Rezai-e).

Informants are targeting maverick underground groups which are getting ready for transforming the issue of the game in another opposition show. READ MORE

Iranians use the soccer events in order to demonstrate against the Islamist ideology and the theocratic regime

More repressive measures are to take place with the start of the Sunday's game, and, Para-military forces are to be deployed massively in main cities and jamming of abroad based satellite waves and short wave radio frequencies are to be increased.

Hundreds of members of Iranian Diaspora are expected to seize the opportunity, offered by the game, in order to stage a protest rally against the Islamic regime, inside and outside the Nuremberg Stadium, by carrying the banned "Lion & Sun" Flag and shouting slogans.

The Islamic regime which is aware of this preparation will broadcast the game with a short delay, in order to allow the censors to cut off hostile footages.