Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Hundreds of police outposts set up in Iran capital

Iran Focus: a pro-MEK website
Iran’s State Security Forces (SSF) are setting up several hundred police checkpoints across Tehran, a website run by officials in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) reported.

Greater Tehran’s chief of police Morteza Talai announced 373 police stations were being set up in all of Tehran’s various districts, the website Baztab reported on Tuesday.

Talai said that the project was in line with the SSF’s five-point plan to increase “social discipline.
The Iranian regime fears large demonstrations against the regime this upcoming weekend. July 9th is the anniversary of the 1999 bloody crackdown of the regime against Iranian students. Each year the students have sought to commemorate the crackdown with demonstrations. This year the regime feels particularly vulnerable. Let's hope the Western media is poised to report on any demonstrations this weekend.